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1Relating to or practising idolatry; idol-worshipping:‘idolatrous religions’idolizing, fetishisticidol-worshipping, icon-worshipping, fetishisticView synonyms
- 1.1 Showing extreme admiration or reverence for something:‘America's idolatrous worship of the auto’
- ‘Certain people, particularly those who have an almost idolatrous view of human reason, will reject this concept outright.’
- ‘The son's room, then, may remain just that: an earthly shrine to an idolatrous attachment.’
- ‘On the other hand, while the characters may indeed be idolatrous, money-grubbing boors, the Americanisms they use in their speech suggest that these are values they picked up right here in the United States.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘And because we too are tempted, sometimes we unfortunately offer idolatrous sports fans nothing but another form of idolatry when we scold in the name of Christianity.’
- ‘Particularly in this society, where consumption drives the economic system and where economic values shape even family and church decision-making, the idolatrous dimension of mammon is both ubiquitous and subtle.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘When nations intervene, manipulating grief, they offer idolatrous, nationalistic, vengeful substitutions for the grace of God and true community.’
- ‘It is no accident that the surge in idolatrous reality television you so abhor coincided with this call to propaganda.’
- ‘Folk Songs respected its sources, but it was not idolatrous of them.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Lawyers today are rarely that idolatrous, but most of them salute the customary emblems of American civil religion.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘As it has done on four prior occasions, the Senate should shelve this most dangerous and idolatrous assault on our civil and religious liberties.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Plans and strategies for growth can become idolatrous and result in questionable distortions of the gospel.’
- ‘It was also, I now realize, a matter of ‘training,’ of that blithe and idolatrous homage we pay to credentials, whether or not they are pertinent to the task at hand.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Will Herberg argued that American civil religion essentially was idolatrous worship of itself, merely propagating an ethnocentric American way of life around the world.’
- ‘Only idolatrous devotion could keep such brilliant minds from acknowledging the irrationality of crediting the blind force of nature with such teleological precision.’
- 1.1 Showing extreme admiration or reverence for something:
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