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And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government.
Sharron Angle

Meaning of "idolatry" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IDOLATRY

idolatry  [aɪˈdɒlətrɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IDOLATRY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Idolatry is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IDOLATRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

idolatry

Idolatry

Idolatry is a pejorative term for the worship of an idol or a physical object such as a cult image as a god, or practices believed to verge on worship, such as giving honour and regard to created forms. In all the Abrahamic religions idolatry is strongly forbidden, although views as to what constitutes idolatry may differ within and between them. In other religions the use of cult images is accepted. Which images, ideas, and objects constitute idolatry is often a matter of considerable contention. Behaviour considered idolatrous or potentially idolatrous may include the creation of any type of image of the deity, or of other figures of religious significance such as prophets, saints, and clergy, the creation of images of any person or animal at all, and the use of religious symbols, or secular ones. In addition, Christian theologians, following Saint Paul, have extended the concept to include giving undue importance to other aspects of religion, or to non-religious aspects of life in general, with no involvement of images specifically. For example, the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "Idolatry not only refers to false pagan worship.

Definition of idolatry in the English dictionary

The definition of idolatry in the dictionary is the worship of idols. Other definition of idolatry is great devotion or reverence.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IDOLATRY


anthropolatry
ˌænθrəˈpɒlətrɪ
bardolatry
bɑːˈdɒlətrɪ
bibliolatry
ˌbɪblɪˈɒlətrɪ
cosmolatry
kɒzˈmɒlətrɪ
demonolatry
ˌdiːməˈnɒlətrɪ
dendrolatry
dɛnˈdrɒlətrɪ
ecclesiolatry
ɪˌkliːzɪˈɒlətrɪ
hierolatry
ˌhaɪəˈrɒlətrɪ
ichthyolatry
ˌɪkθɪˈɒlətrɪ
litholatry
lɪˈθɒlətrɪ
lordolatry
lɔːˈdɒlətrɪ
Maryolatry
ˌmɛərɪˈɒlətrɪ
necrolatry
nɛˈkrɒlətrɪ
ophiolatry
ˌɒfɪˈɒlətrɪ
physiolatry
ˌfɪzɪˈɒlətrɪ
plutolatry
pluːˈtɒlətrɪ
symbololatry
sɪmˈbɒlətrɪ
thaumatolatry
ˌθɔːməˈtɒlətrɪ
theriolatry
ˌθɪərɪˈɒlətrɪ
zoolatry
zəʊˈɒlətrɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IDOLATRY

idocrase
idol
idolater
idolatress
idolatrise
idolatriser
idolatrize
idolatrizer
idolatrous
idolatrously
idolatrousness
idolisation
idoliser
idolism
idolist
idolization
idolize
idolizer
idolum

WORDS THAT END LIKE IDOLATRY

angelolatry
astrolatry
barratry
epeolatry
geolatry
gyniolatry
hagiolatry
heliolatry
iconolatry
Mariolatry
monolatry
neuropsychiatry
orthopsychiatry
phratry
physiatry
podiatry
psychiatry
pyrolatry
statolatry
sympatry

Synonyms and antonyms of idolatry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IDOLATRY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «idolatry» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of idolatry

Translation of «idolatry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IDOLATRY

Find out the translation of idolatry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of idolatry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «idolatry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

偶像崇拜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

idolatría
570 millions of speakers

English

idolatry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मूर्ति पूजा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الوثنية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

идолопоклонство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

idolatria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতিমাপূজা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

idolâtrie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penyembahan berhala
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abgötterei
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

偶像崇拝
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우상 숭배
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Idolatri
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hình tượng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உருவ வழிபாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मूर्तिपूजा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

putperestlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

idolatria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bałwochwalstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ідолопоклонство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

idolatrie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ειδωλολατρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

afgodery
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avgudadyrkan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avgudsdyrkelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of idolatry

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IDOLATRY»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IDOLATRY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about idolatry

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10 QUOTES WITH «IDOLATRY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word idolatry.
1
Sharron Angle
And that's really what's happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government. We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not for our government.
2
John Bach
Idolatry is really not good for anyone. Not even the idols.
3
Lionel Blue
Early on I saw the repression and idolatry of Stalinism, and when it cracked, I was open to religion again.
4
John Calvin
Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.
5
Emilio Estevez
What I find interesting is that the people that follow your Twitters are called 'followers.' Talk about false idolatry, right?
6
Northrop Frye
Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.
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Trevor Nunn
In my teens, I developed a passionate idolatry for a teacher of English literature. I wanted to do something that he would approve of more, so I thought I should be some sort of a scholar.
8
Ann Oakley
Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.
9
Pope John Paul II
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
10
Orson Pratt
The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IDOLATRY»

Discover the use of idolatry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to idolatry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Idolatry
Its insights into pluralism and intolerance, into the logic and illogic of the arguments religions aim at each other, make Idolatry especially timely and valuable in these days of dark and implacable religious difference.
Moshe Halbertal, 1992
2
Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry
Based on the Tanner Lectures that Ignatieff delivered at Princeton University's Center for Human Values in 2000, the book includes two chapters by Ignatieff, an introduction by Amy Gutmann, comments by four leading scholars--K. Anthony ...
Michael Ignatieff, Amy Gutmann, 2011
3
Idolatry: A Romance
Manetho's devotion to Helen seems unwavering; yet sometimes it is hard not to suspect a secret understanding between him and Salome.
Julian Hawthorne, 2005
4
Idolatry and Its Enemies: Colonial Andean Religion and ...
"Anyone familiar with Sabine MacCormack's "Religion in the Andes" will be delighted to read this book by Kenneth Mills.
Kenneth R. Mills, 1997
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American Idolatry: Celebrity, Commodity and Reality Television
"This book explores the process by which celebrity is created, using the first seven seasons of Fox Television's American Idol as a framework through which to analyze how celebrity is defined, generated, nurtured, and intensified.
Christopher E. Bell, 2010
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Saving God: Religion after Idolatry
A central claim of the book is that supernaturalism is idolatry. If this is right, everything changes; we cannot place our salvation in jeopardy by tying it essentially to the supernatural cosmologies of the ancient Near East.
Mark Johnston, 2011
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The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and ...
Proposes that the courage to live a full life can be attained by embracing life's difficulties and doubts rather than relying on God to remove suffering and provide answers.
Peter Rollins, 2013
8
The Idea of Idolatry and the Emergence of Islam: From ...
In this study of pre-Islamic Arabian religion, G. R. Hawting adopts a comparative religious perspective to suggest an alternative view.
G. R. Hawting, 1999
9
We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry
Introduction -- A foundational example of becoming like what we worship : Isaiah 6 -- Becoming like what we worship : evidence elsewhere in the Old Testament -- The origin of idolatry in the Old Testament -- Becoming like what we worship : ...
G. K. Beale, 2008
10
Idolatry: False Worship in the Bible, Early Judaism, and ...
Presenting a study of the nature and significance of idolatry, this work covers theoretical perspectives, the Old Testament, Early Judaism, the New Testament, and Christian Theology.
Stephen Barton, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IDOLATRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term idolatry is used in the context of the following news items.
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Limbaugh: Major Garrett Rattled Obama Because He Was Enjoying …
Rush Limbaugh said today the reason President Obama practically snapped at CBS' Major Garrett was because he was enjoying the “idolatry” ... «Mediaite, Jul 15»
2
What Does The Bible Say About Wolves In Sheep's Clothing?
Wolves are never a symbol of good things because God warned about wolves coming into devour Israel who time and again fell into idolatry, ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
3
The Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality. Why Does Franklin …
Steve Chalke makes the argument that "Idolatry, promiscuity and shrine prostitution are what Paul is addressing [here] in Romans 1 -- not ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Pastor Jim Bakker blames Obama's Iran deal for California's drought …
... the End Times on The Jim Bakker Show, Alabama Pastor John Kilpatrick explained that God was punishing America for abortions, idolatry, ... «Raw Story, Jul 15»
5
Gerson: Celebrate intellectual freedom | Online Athens
He, in his birthplace of Mesopotamia, lived in a world of idolatry. As God moved him forward to Israel to start the faith of Judaism, Abraham ... «Online Athens, Jul 15»
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Fundamentals for revival - Mount Airy News - mtairynews.com
He continued to follow the false gods of his father and to lead the nation to practice idolatry. Then he died and his son Abijah became the ... «Mount Airy News, Jul 15»
7
Chicago's Rebel Rabbi Standing with Palestinians: “We Must Stand …
To my my mind, it is nothing short of idolatry – and our inability to recognize it as such shows just how deeply we have bought into a religious ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
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Patrick J. Buchanan: 'Dung of the devil': Is capitalism diabolic …
The pontiff says the capitalist “idolatry of money” creates “the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose.” But it is ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
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In Plain Language: Nine days in Av - Opinion - Jerusalem Post
... tractate Yoma: “The first Holy Temple was destroyed [by Babylonia] because the people committed acts of violence, immorality and idolatry. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
10
13 Things 'Muslims Will Ban' When They Take Power: Islamic …
The list: Alcohol, Pork, Gambling, Porn, Usury, Promiscuity, Freemixing, Gays, Cinemas, Idolatry, Insurance, Stocks/Shares, and Insulting ... «IJ Review, Jul 15»

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