Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to fetishism or fetishists

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or characterized by fetishism; abjectly superstitious.

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Examples

  • People will continue to debate the racial and sexual politics of Mapplethorpe's portraits: Does his "fetishistic" focus on the massive genitals of his black subjects propagate insidious stereotypes of black male sexuality?

    Mark Steyn's white pride

  • “Pratchett knows what the smart set say about him, and ruefully accepts that the kind of fetishistic following enjoyed by J K Rowling, whose sales he rivals, will never be his.”

    You had a baby. - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • The first category is the most common and is, I expect, what you identify as 'fetishistic'.

    Good Fanfic?

  • I guess it started with Playboy and the Barbie twins, but it comes of that same kind of fetishistic, you know, Maxim magazine.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2003

  • But he is also insistent that the West and its "fetishistic" headlines have inaccurately projected its antitotalitarian ideal onto a dissident movement that did not represent "a rejection of the Islamic regime altogether," and which, after all, is named for the color of Islam.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Mark Trail is stuck in a 1950's aesthetic with some kind of fetishistic determination, but nobody, nobody, NOBODY still has a lamp like the one next to Cherry.

    Baltiblogs

  • I realize, in some ways, it's kind of fetishistic thing to associate the presentation of music with the presentation and packaging.

    PopMatters

  • This fetishistic oath, seemingly sworn and signed in blood, has kept the Republicans from saying "yes" to President Obama's offer for raising the nation's debt ceiling -- a deal that would whack some $4 trillion dollars from the national deficit.

    Fernando Espuelas: Why Republicans Can't Say Yes to Obama

  • These publications don't just help readers understand the subculture they want to be a part of, but they also explain in fetishistic detail why garments like Tsujimoto's are the ultimate expression of that identity.

    Made Better in Japan

  • Parisian sapeurs-pompiers, by contrast, as if by some outrageous process of admittedly no less fetishistic typecasting, are mostly lithe, elegant, sinuous, and beautiful.

    Grand bal des sapeurs-pompiers

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