Definition of Hasidic in US English:


(also Hassidic, Chasidic, Chassidic)


  • Relating to or denoting Hasidism, a mystical Jewish movement founded in Poland in the 18th century in reaction to the rigid academicism of rabbinical Judaism.

    ‘Hasidic Jews’
    ‘Hasidic folklore’
    • ‘I was sitting at an outdoor table alongside two dozen Hasidic boys in black dress pants and white button-down shirts.’
    • ‘The Hasidic rabbi in has written several books about Jewish mysticism.’
    • ‘He was born into a family of Hasidic Jews.’
    • ‘A Hasidic Jew, for example, might have more confidence in the wisdom of a rabbinical judgment than in a secular one.’
    • ‘My grandfather was a Hasidic Jew.’
    • ‘Hasidic dancing and singing are mainstays of the annual Jewish festival in Krakow.’
    • ‘There are around 20 schools in the area catering for Hasidic children, and over 70 synagogues.’
    • ‘My father's father was a deeply religious Jew who belonged to a Hasidic sect.’
    • ‘He made multiple visits to Hasidic schools, and was given the bar mitzvah that was absent from his secular Jewish upbringing.’
    • ‘The Hasidic sects comprise a significant segment of Orthodox Judaism.’


  • An adherent of Hasidism.

    • ‘It's a sin for a Hasidic to have sex with anyone other than his wife.’
    • ‘They would like me to become a Hasidic like them.’
    • ‘Hasidics emphasized personal religious redemption.’
    • ‘In dealing with conflicts, the Hasidics said, each of us must begin with ourselves.’
    • ‘In reworking the Hasidics' writings, he refashioned them into a vehicle for his own mystical and romantic ideas.’