Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 991. Idolatry.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section V. Religious Affections
4. Acts of Religion
991. Idolatry.
NOUN:IDOLATRY, idolatrousness, idololatry, idolism, idolodoulia, demonism, demonolatry, demonology; idol -, chthonian -, demon -, devil -, fire- worship; zoölatry, fetishism or fetichism; ecclesiolatry, heliolatry, bibliolatry, hierolatry [rare].
  idolization, deification, apotheosis, canonization; hero worship.
  SACRIFICE, idolothyte, hecatomb, holocaust; human sacrifices, immolation, mactation, infanticide, self-immolation, suttee.
  IDOL, golden calf, graven image, fetish or fetich, eidolon, thakur [Hind.], joss [Chinese], lares et penates [L.]; god (or goddess) of one’s idolatry; Baal, Moloch, Dagon, Juggernaut.
  IDOLATER, idolatress, demonolater or demonolator, chthonian, fetishist or fetichist; idolatrizer, idolizer, idolant [obs.], idolaster [obs.]; ecclesiolater, heliolater, zoölater, bibliolater.
VERB:IDOLATRIZE, idolize; adorer le veau d’or [F.]; worship - idols, - pictures, - relics; apotheosize, worship, put on a pedestal, prostrate oneself before; make sacrifice to, immolate before; deify, canonize.
ADJECTIVE:IDOLATROUS, idololatric [rare], idolatric [rare], idolistic, chthonian, demonolatrous, fetishic [rare], fetishistic or fetichistic, idolothyte; worshiping or worshipping, prone before, prostrate before, in the dust before, at the feet of; heliolatrous, zoölatrous.
  1. The idol is the measure of the worshipper.—Lowell
  2. He who offers God a second place offers him no place.—Ruskin
  3. Condemnable idolatry is insincere idolatry—a human soul clinging spasmodically to an Ark of the Covenant, which it half feels is now a phantasm.—Carlyle



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