aischrolatreia

noun
ais·​chro·​la·​treia | \ ˌī-skrō-lə-ˈtrī-ə \
plural -s

Definition of aischrolatreia

: worship of filth : cult of the obscene

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First Known Use of aischrolatreia

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aischrolatreia

Greek aischros shameful, ugly (from aischos disgrace) + -latreia -latry; probably akin to Old English ǣwisc, ǣwisce disgrace, shame, ǣwan to despise, Middle High German eisch ugly, Middle Low German eichelen, ēchelen to disgust, Gothic aiwiski disgrace

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“Aischrolatreia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aischrolatreia. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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