Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, constituting, or having to do with the worship of idols or false gods.
  • adjective Characterized by or given to uncritical or excessive devotion to something.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of idolatry; hence, practising or feeling superstitious adoration: as, idolatrous veneration for antiquity.
  • Worshiping idols or false gods; hence, cherishing undue reverence or affection; inordinately or profanely devoted.
  • Used in or designed for idolatry; devoted to idols or idol-worship: as, an idolatrous image or temple.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to idolatry; partaking of the nature of idolatry; given to idolatry or the worship of false gods.
  • adjective Consisting in, or partaking of, an excessive attachment or reverence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Partaking in idolatry; worshipping idols or false gods.
  • adjective Engaging in excessive attachment or reverence; inordinately or profanely devoted.
  • adjective Used in or designed for idolatry; devoted to idols or idol-worship.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to idolatry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective blindly or excessively devoted or adoring
  • adjective relating to or practicing idolatry

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Examples

  • Saoud had indeed once given orders, that none of these Turkish pilgrims, who still flocked from Yembo to this tomb, even after the interruption of the regular pilgrim-caravans, should any more be permitted to enter Medina: and this he did to prevent what he called their idolatrous praying; a practice which it was impossible to abolish without excluding them at once from the mosque; this prohibition Saoud did not think proper to enforce: he therefore preferred keeping them from the city, under pretence that their improper behaviour rendered such a proceeding necessary.

    Travels in Arabia

  • Saoud had indeed once given orders, that none of these Turkish pilgrims, who still flocked from Yembo to this tomb, even after the interruption of the regular pilgrim-caravans, should any more be permitted to enter Medina: and this he did to prevent what he called their idolatrous praying; a practice which it was impossible to abolish without excluding them at once from the mosque; this prohibition Saoud did not think proper to enforce: he therefore preferred keeping them from the city, under pretence that their improper behaviour rendered such a proceeding necessary.

    Travels in Arabia; comprehending an account of those territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans regard as sacred

  • Why would any self-respecting Protestant want to participate in idolatrous behavior??

    Holy Communion and Non-Catholics

  • The spirit of reform had driven those, who so violently felt its influence, into many usages that, to say the least, were quite as ungracious to the imagination, as the customs they termed idolatrous were obnoxious to the attacks of their own unaccommodating theories.

    The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish

  • They deny themselves to be a generation of idolaters: "We are not born of fornication, are not the children of idolatrous parents, nor have been bred up in idolatrous worships."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Brennan therefore had no trouble assuring the Senate Judiciary Committee that in any conflict between the Constitution and the Church, he would always prefer the Constitution, a viewed deemed "idolatrous" -- I think for good reason -- by Thomas Shaffer.

    Balkinization

  • Brennan therefore had no trouble assuring the Senate Judiciary Committee that in any conflict between the Constitution and the Church, he would always prefer the Constitution, a viewed deemed "idolatrous" -- I think for good reason -- by Thomas Shaffer.

    Balkinization

  • Brennan therefore had no trouble assuring the Senate Judiciary Committee that in any conflict between the Constitution and the Church, he would always prefer the Constitution, a viewed deemed "idolatrous" -- I think for good reason -- by Thomas Shaffer.

    Balkinization

  • Brennan therefore had no trouble assuring the Senate Judiciary Committee that in any conflict between the Constitution and the Church, he would always prefer the Constitution, a viewed deemed "idolatrous" -- I think for good reason -- by Thomas Shaffer.

    Balkinization

  • Brennan therefore had no trouble assuring the Senate Judiciary Committee that in any conflict between the Constitution and the Church, he would always prefer the Constitution, a viewed deemed "idolatrous" -- I think for good reason -- by Thomas Shaffer.

    Balkinization

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