symbolatry

undue worship of symbols

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • symbolatry — noun the worship of symbols • Syn: ↑symbololatry, ↑symbol worship • Hypernyms: ↑idolatry, ↑devotion, ↑veneration, ↑cultism …   Useful english dictionary

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  • symbolofideism —   n. having faith in symbols.    ♦ symbolatry, n. worship of symbols …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cultism — noun 1. devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult • Derivationally related forms: ↑cultist • Hypernyms: ↑devotion 2. religious zeal; the willingness to serve God • Syn: ↑idolatry, ↑devotion, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • symbol-worship — noun the worship of symbols • Syn: ↑symbolatry, ↑symbololatry • Hypernyms: ↑idolatry, ↑devotion, ↑veneration, ↑cultism …   Useful english dictionary

  • symbololatry — noun the worship of symbols • Syn: ↑symbolatry, ↑symbol worship • Hypernyms: ↑idolatry, ↑devotion, ↑veneration, ↑cultism …   Useful english dictionary

  • veneration — noun 1. a feeling of profound respect for someone or something the fear of God the Chinese reverence for the dead the French treat food with gentle reverence his respect for the law bordered on veneration • Syn: ↑fear, ↑reverence, ↑awe …   Useful english dictionary

  • hap|lol|o|gy — «hap LOL uh jee», noun. the omission of one of two similar adjacent syllables or sounds, resulting in the contraction of a word, as in symbolatry for symbololatry. ╂[< Greek haploûs single + English logy] …   Useful english dictionary

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