Definition of idolatrous
1 : of or relating to idolatry
2 : having the character of idolatry the religion of idolatrous nationalism — Aldous Huxley
3 : given to idolatry
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The Taliban considered the monuments idolatrous and destroyed them with dynamite.
A month later, some Mosul residents said that the militants rigged the 50-yard-high Hadba with explosives as part of a campaign to destroy anything that may be considered idolatrous.
Just a month after Baghdadi gave his speech, some Mosul residents said that the militants rigged the 50-yard-high Hadba with explosives as part of their campaign to destroy anything that may be considered idolatrous.
Those tuning in late will need to know that Jephtha has been recalled from exile to lead the Israelites into battle against the harassing, idolatrous Ammonites.
Palmyra, parts of it already destroyed by the Islamists who deemed these monuments idolatrous, was still rigged with explosives.
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