Definition of satanism
1 : innate wickedness
2 : obsession with or affinity for evil; specifically : worship of Satan marked by the travesty of Christian rites
satanistplay \-ist\ noun, often capitalized
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Black metal is similar to but different than death metal, which has a different sound and is thematically more explicitly about murder and gore, though both could feature satanism.
Back then, D&D was the subject of a massive smear campaign claiming that the game promoted suicide and satanism.
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Definition of satanism for English Language Learners
: worship of the Devil
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