Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a cult

Etymologies

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cult +‎ -like

Examples

  • Book bloggers and reviewers -- female book bloggers and reviewers especially -- often seem to subscribe to a kind of cultlike apologism, in which they feel the need to defend the author as a person even if they are temerarious enough to be displeased by her book.

    Sarah McCarry: Faking Nice in the Blogosphere: Women and Book Reviews

  • What Obama's people are trying to communicate to you guys, and what we keep saying here, is a simple truth that ought to be obvious to anyone who's not either blinded by the kind of cultlike devotion Obama supporters are constantly being accused of having.

    Hillary Camp: No One Is Winning This Race Without Super-Delegates

  • He complains that Enterprise's indoctrination of new employees is "cultlike," drumming into them the false promise of promotion to the executive ranks while blurring the fact that they are "chiefly insurance salespeople" whose primary duty is to "bully" customers into signing up for the maximum collision-damage coverage.

    Will Work for Fodder

  • Even Watson's more famous son, Thomas Jr. -- who took IBM into the modern Information Age -- criticized the scary, "cultlike" atmosphere that surrounded his father.

    Dark Questions For Ibm

  • Look, the girl was mixed up with some kind of cultlike group, and I don't know what we'll be walking into when we arrive.

    The Trouble with Witches

  • The report also listed several reported terrorist and "cultlike" activities.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • It's the first time Weight Watchers has ever tweaked the "cultlike" system, The New

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • This creates a cultlike atmosphere in which those who disagree with the ideology are considered ignoramuses or fools.

    Attached to Strings

  • This creates a cultlike atmosphere in which those who disagree with the ideology are considered ignoramuses or fools.

    Attached to Strings

  • Certainly “bin Ladenism” seemed to share some commonalities with the Nazis and the Soviets: their anti-Semitism; their antiliberalism and general contempt for Enlightenment values; their cultlike embrace of charismatic leaders; their deft exploitation of modern propaganda methods; and their bogus promises of utopia here on Earth if their programs were implemented.

    The Longest War

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