satanism

noun, often capitalized
sa·​tan·​ism | \ ˈsā-tə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce satanism (audio) \

Definition of satanism

1 : innate wickedness
2 : obsession with or affinity for evil specifically : worship of Satan marked by the travesty of Christian rites

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Other Words from satanism

satanist \ ˈsā-​tə-​nist How to pronounce satanism (audio) \ noun, often capitalized

Examples of satanism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some consumers mistook the collaboration as Nike’s endorsement of satanism, the Monday lawsuit said, and boycotted the company as a result. Los Angeles Times, "Mschf stops shipping Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ after Nike gets a restraining order," 2 Apr. 2021 The model determines the main layers of the narrative – in the case of Pizzagate, Democratic politics, the Podesta brothers, casual dining, satanism and WikiLeaks – and how the layers come together to form the narrative as a whole. Timothy R. Tangherlini, The Conversation, "An AI tool can distinguish between a conspiracy theory and a true conspiracy – it comes down to how easily the story falls apart," 13 Nov. 2020 The slogan is not specific to Gaga, who only joined in campaign efforts on Nov. 2, and cannot prove that the star is a involved with satanism. Devon Link, USA TODAY, "Fact check: There is no evidence to support claims that Lady Gaga is a witch," 4 Nov. 2020 Trump on Wednesday praised a conspiracy-theory group that believes the president's political opponents support satanism and pedophilia. Steve Peoples, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden seeks unity among Democrats and across the nation in convention finale," 21 Aug. 2020 Trump on Wednesday praised a conspiracy-theory group that believes the president's political opponents support satanism and pedophilia. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Biden seeks Democratic, national unity in convention finale," 21 Aug. 2020 Trump on Wednesday praised a conspiracy-theory group that believes the president's political opponents support satanism and pedophilia. Steve Peoples, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden seeks unity among Democrats and across the nation in convention finale," 21 Aug. 2020 Trump on Wednesday praised a conspiracy-theory group that believes the president's political opponents support satanism and pedophilia. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Biden seeks Democratic, national unity in convention finale," 21 Aug. 2020 Trump on Wednesday praised a conspiracy-theory group that believes the president's political opponents support satanism and pedophilia. Steve Peoples, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden seeks unity among Democrats and across the nation in convention finale," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of satanism

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Apr 2021

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“Satanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/satanism. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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satanism

noun

English Language Learners Definition of satanism

: worship of the Devil

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