Part of speech: noun

The worship of idols.

Part of speech: noun

Idolatrous admiration.

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Usage examples "idolatry":

  1. Said it was idolatry. - "Waiting for Daylight", Henry Major Tomlinson.
  2. It was just this idolatry of abstract rules which made Johnson call Bishop Percy's invaluable collection of ancient ballads " stuff and nonsense." - "Literary and General Lectures and Essays", Charles Kingsley.
  3. But if the bottle be full of gin, the gin is bad; and if the sign be made in idolatry bad, so is the idolatry. - "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang.