polytheistic

adjective
poly·​the·​is·​tic | \ ˌpä-lē-thē-ˈi-stik How to pronounce polytheistic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly polytheistical \ ˌpä-​lē-​thē-​ˈi-​sti-​kəl How to pronounce polytheistical (audio) \

Definition of polytheistic

: of, relating to, or characterized by polytheism : believing in or worshiping multiple gods They gravitate to ancient symbols and ancient myths, to the old polytheistic religions of the Greeks, the Egyptians, the Celts, and the Sumerians.— Margot Adler This view reflected the resurgence of Greco-Roman polytheistic concepts within Christianity …— Norman F. Cantor

First Known Use of polytheistic

1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Polytheistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polytheistic. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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