Adjective "idolatrous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or practising idolatry; idol-worshipping.
  1. 'America's idolatrous worship of the auto'
  2. 'This fascination brings him to the IBM factory in Poughkeepsie, where he is struck above all by the spooky, almost idolatrous worship of the company's president, Thomas Watson Jr.'
  3. 'Utilitarian memorials, in Johnson's mind, were in vogue because they would guard against the great sin of traditional - that is, idle and idolatrous - memorials.'
  4. 'Will Herberg argued that American civil religion essentially was idolatrous worship of itself, merely propagating an ethnocentric American way of life around the world.'
  5. 'When nations intervene, manipulating grief, they offer idolatrous, nationalistic, vengeful substitutions for the grace of God and true community.'
  6. 'But it's also no surprise that he reserves the most lingering, even idolatrous close-ups for himself, engorging the frame with his handsome visage.'
  7. 'Lawyers today are rarely that idolatrous, but most of them salute the customary emblems of American civil religion.'
  8. 'Well, he's a friend of the band, or more likely a desperate, Tweedy-worshipping hanger-on, which is obvious from the movie's idolatrous tone.'
  9. 'So long as business is held to have a commercial interest in behaving morally and responsibly by putting more ‘feminine’ titles on sale, the market will continue to be the subject of idolatrous worship.'
  10. 'While the parallels between the traditional lover-poet and this artist identify Pygmalion as the consummate Petrarchan, the Pygmalion text also exhibits an anxiety over producing idolatrous art.'
  11. 'Folk Songs respected its sources, but it was not idolatrous of them.'


1. worshiping idols.

2. blindly adoring.

3. of or relating to idolatry.

More examples(as adjective)

"symbols can be idolatrous."

"religions can be idolatrous."

"worships can be idolatrous."

"rites can be idolatrous."

"presences can be idolatrous."

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