Idolatrous I*dol"a*trous, a. 1. Of or pertaining to idolatry; partaking of the nature of idolatry; given to idolatry or the worship of false gods; as, idolatrous sacrifices. [1913 Webster]

[Josiah] put down the idolatrous priests. --2 Kings xxiii. 5. [1913 Webster]

2. Consisting in, or partaking of, an excessive attachment or reverence; as, an idolatrous veneration for antiquity. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • idolatrous — (adj.) 1540s, from IDOLATER (Cf. idolater) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • idolatrous — [ī däl′ə trəs] adj. 1. of, or having the nature of, idolatry 2. worshiping an idol or idols 3. having or showing excessive admiration or devotion idolatrously adv. idolatrousness n …   English World dictionary

  • idolatrous — adjective a) Partaking in idolatry; worshipping idols or false gods. The priests of an idolatrous religion. b) Engaging in excessive attachment or reverence; inordinately or profanely devoted. An idolatrous veneration for antiquity. See Also …   Wiktionary

  • idolatrous — adjective Date: circa 1500 1. of or relating to idolatry 2. having the character of idolatry < the religion of idolatrous nationalism Aldous Huxley > 3. given to idolatry • idolatrously adverb • idolatrousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • idolatrous — idolatry ► NOUN 1) worship of idols. 2) adulation. DERIVATIVES idolater noun idolatrous adjective. ORIGIN from Greek eid lon idol + latreia worship …   English terms dictionary

  • idolatrous — adjective 1. relating to or practicing idolatry idolatrous worship • Pertains to noun: ↑idolatry • Derivationally related forms: ↑idolatry 2. blindly or excessively devoted or adoring • Similar to: ↑loving …   Useful english dictionary

  • idolatrous — idolatrously, adv. idolatrousness, n. /uy dol euh treuhs/, adj. 1. worshiping idols. 2. blindly adoring. 3. of or pertaining to idolatry. [1540 50; IDOLATR(Y) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • idolatrous — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. fetishistic, pagan, idol worshiping; see heathen …   English dictionary for students

  • idolatrous — i dol·a·trous || aɪ dÉ‘lÉ™trÉ™s / dÉ’l adj. worshiping idols; pertaining to the worship of idols …   English contemporary dictionary

  • idolatrous — adj 1. idol worshiping, idolistic, icon worshiping, fetishistic; heretical, unorthodox, pagan, heathen. 2. adulatory, adoring, worshiping, worshipful, idolizing, deifying, lionizing; fulsome, uncritical, uncen sorious, unreproachful; awestruck,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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