worship of miracles or wonders

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Thaumatolatry — Thau ma*tol a*try (th[add] m[.a]*t[o^]l [.a]*tr[y^]), n. [Gr. qay^ma, qay matos, a wonder + latrei a worship.] Worship or undue admiration of wonderful or miraculous things. [R.] [1913 Webster] The thaumatolatry by which our theology has been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thaumatolatry — noun the worship of miracles • Syn: ↑miracle worship • Hypernyms: ↑idolatry, ↑devotion, ↑veneration, ↑cultism * * * thaumatolˈatry noun (see ↑ latry) wonder worship …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forms of Worship — This list of 60 words refers to forms of worship not specific religions or belief systems, but rather terms that denote a specific object of worship, be it saints, snakes or whatever. Related word lists you might want to check out are those for… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • 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

  • miracle-worship — noun the worship of miracles • Syn: ↑thaumatolatry • 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

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