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  • adj. Resembling a cult


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cult +‎ -ish


  • As I wrote in Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies, "what makes a cult cultish is not so much what it espouses, but how much authority its leaders grant themselves -- and how slavishly devoted to them its followers are."

    Cult scene: New Zealand and Africa - Boing Boing

  • One computer scientist let slip the word cultish; others mock the singularity as the rapture of the nerds.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Twelve members of her extended family have come to Las Vegas to cheer Charli on, and one immediately brands the pageant "cultish" -- for all of its subterranean rules, eager hangers-on, elaborate costumes and strict sequestering of the queens.

    Ten-gallon tiara: The Miss Rodeo America pageant

  • Leander Kahney, editor of the "Cult of Mac" blog, said Apple devotees hate being called "cultish."

    Living by the Book of Apple

  • So evil, cultish, that is all debatable, but him being a genius and knowing what will work and what won't ya can't take that away from him.

    Cult of Apple - Part 2

  • Also the Obama cult argument, I think that there are people who say they are Obama supporters but act "cultish" to smear this campaign.

    Poll: Twenty-Eight Percent Of Hillary Supporters Would Back McCain If Obama Wins

  • Clinton supporters are quick to call Obama supporters "cultish" and "Kool-Aid drinkers", but, boy, no matter what her campaign does, you are totally on board.

    Hillary Spokesperson Compares Obama To...Ken Starr!

  • Another thing that these "cultish" winemakers share is a non-interventionist philosophy that shows their beautifully polished wines without a lot of manipulation.

    Marlene Rossman: Cult Wines for Tough Times: Sommelier Journal

  • Nearly a year ago conservative blogger Erik Rush called the church "cultish" and "separatist" in a Feb. 2007 interview on Fox News '"Hannity and Colmes" and questioned whether its parishioners could consider themselves Americans or Christians.

    Sliming Obama

  • This marked a new level of discourse, and lots of bloggers and journalists wrote warily about its "cultish" or "messianic" feel.

    Simon Woods: Don't Forget The Movement


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