Synonyms

1. word-worship

noun. the worship of words.

Synonyms

  • idolatry
  • cultism
  • devotion
  • grammatolatry
  • veneration

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2. devil-worship

noun. the acts or rites of worshiping devils.

Synonyms

  • diabolatry
  • demonolatry

Antonyms

  • miss
  • hate

3. worship

noun. ['ˈwɝːʃəp, ˈwɝːʃɪp'] the activity of worshipping.

Synonyms

  • fire-worship
  • devotion
  • apotheosis
  • activity
  • astrolatry
  • diabolatry
  • idiolatry
  • idol worship
  • cultism
  • moon-worship
  • worship of heavenly bodies
  • exaltation
  • pyrolatry
  • self-worship
  • ancestor worship
  • supplication
  • devil-worship
  • idolization
  • salah
  • selenolatry
  • zoolatry
  • idolatry
  • arborolatry
  • salat
  • prayer
  • hierolatry
  • autolatry
  • hagiolatry
  • tree-worship
  • animal-worship
  • cosmolatry
  • deification
  • sun-worship
  • latria
  • idolisation
  • salaat
  • praise
  • veneration
  • heliolatry
  • monolatry
  • salaah
  • demonolatry

Antonyms

  • discontinuance
  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • activation

Etymology

  • weorþscipe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. worship

verb. ['ˈwɝːʃəp, ˈwɝːʃɪp'] love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol.

Synonyms

  • revere
  • slobber over
  • idolize
  • hero-worship
  • drool over
  • idolise

Antonyms

  • anastalsis
  • dormant
  • inactiveness
  • inaction

Etymology

  • weorþscipe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. worship

verb. ['ˈwɝːʃəp, ˈwɝːʃɪp'] show devotion to (a deity).

Synonyms

  • reverence
  • venerate
  • fear

Antonyms

  • active
  • nonreligious person
  • criticize
  • disparage

Etymology

  • weorþscipe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. worship

verb. ['ˈwɝːʃəp, ˈwɝːʃɪp'] attend religious services.

Synonyms

  • attend
  • offer
  • offer up

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • disesteem
  • disrespect
  • irreverence

Etymology

  • weorþscipe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. worship

noun. ['ˈwɝːʃəp, ˈwɝːʃɪp'] a feeling of profound love and admiration.

Synonyms

  • love

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source

Etymology

  • weorþscipe (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. idol

noun. ['ˈaɪdəl'] a material effigy that is worshipped.

Synonyms

  • graven image
  • god
  • Juggernaut
  • golden calf
  • simulacrum
  • joss
  • effigy

Antonyms

  • minor
  • lack
  • stay in place
  • follow

Etymology

  • εἴδωλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

9. idol

noun. ['ˈaɪdəl'] someone who is adored blindly and excessively.

Synonyms

  • heartthrob
  • lead
  • principal
  • matinee idol

Antonyms

  • concrete

Etymology

  • εἴδωλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

10. idol

noun. ['ˈaɪdəl'] an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept.

Synonyms

  • paragon
  • gold standard
  • beau ideal
  • ideal

Antonyms

  • deficit
  • unimportant
  • imperfection
  • perfect

Etymology

  • εἴδωλον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • εἶδος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word idol-worship


1. Noun Phrase
John Calvin and his Reformed Christians, however, believed that the crucifix and other forms of religious art could lead to idol worship.

2. Noun Phrase
So the question isn't whether or not Christianity permits idol worship, but how that prohibition applies to modern, Western Christians who are not given to practice idolatrous rituals as did many ancient religions.

3. Noun Phrase
The notion of Islamic tombs is often controversial because of Islam's emphasis on avoiding anything close to idol worship.

4. Noun Phrase
Sikhs reject many religious rituals like fasting, pilgrimages and idol worship, emphasize normal family life and the equality of women.

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