Examples of idolatry in a Sentence
her idolatry of her favorite rock star is one step removed from stalking
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But with his jazz-hands dance moves, gym-class cluelessness, fey mannerisms, and full-out idolatry of Diana Ross, Trevor's got FRESH VICTIM written all over him.
Even despite an enormity of fame and global idolatry almost incomprehensible in a modern, Twitter-riddled world, Elvis remained unceasingly authentic.
In recent years, North Korean propaganda meant for foreign audiences has scaled back some of its idolatry.
The extremist group believes antiquities promote idolatry, though it is also believed to sell artifacts on the black market to fund its operations.
Simmons, in New York to promote this ultimate symbol of idolatry, suggests buying one now and setting it up as beer cooler until the time comes.
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Origin and Etymology of idolatry
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsadulation, deification, hero worship, worship, idolization, worshipping (also worshiping)
Related Wordsadoration, deference, glorification, reverence, veneration; idealization, romanticization; affection, fancy, favor, fondness, like, liking, love; appreciation, esteem, regard, respect; approval
Near Antonymscondemnation, disapproval, disfavor, dislike, dismissal, disregard, hatred, loathing, scorn
IDOLATRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of idolatry for English Language Learners
: the worship of a picture or object as a god
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