Romish
adjective Date: 1531 usually disparaging Roman CatholicRomishly adverb, usually disparagingRomishness noun, usually disparaging

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Romish — Rom ish, a. Belonging or relating to Rome, or to the Roman Catholic Church; frequently used in a disparaging sense; as, the Romish church; the Romish religion, ritual, or ceremonies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Romish — adjective Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church. ...the friars of the Romish church …   Wiktionary

  • Romish — Romishly, adv. Romishness, n. /roh mish/, adj. Often Disparaging and Offensive. of or pertaining to Rome as the center of the Roman Catholic Church. [1525 35; ROME + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Romish — [ rəʊmɪʃ] adjective chiefly derogatory Roman Catholic …   English new terms dictionary

  • romish — a. Roman Catholic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • romish — rom·ish …   English syllables

  • Romish — Rom•ish [[t]ˈroʊ mɪʃ[/t]] adj. usage: This term is used by Protestants to show contempt for Roman Catholic practices and tenets. off sts disp. of or pertaining to Rome as the center of the Roman Catholic Church • Etymology: 1525–35 Rom′ish•ly,adv …   From formal English to slang

  • Romish — /ˈroʊmɪʃ/ (say rohmish) adjective (often derogatory) of or relating to Rome as the centre of the Roman Catholic Church; Roman Catholic …   Australian English dictionary

  • romish — adj. usu. derog. Roman Catholic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ritualists — • The advanced section of the High Church party in the Anglican Establishment, which since about 1860 has adhered to and developed further the principles of the earlier Tractarian Movement Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Ritualists… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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