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idolatrous

[ahy-dol-uh-truh s] /aɪˈdɒl ə trəs/
adjective
1.
worshiping idols.
2.
blindly adoring.
3.
of or relating to idolatry.
Origin of idolatrous
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; idolatr(y) + -ous
Related forms
idolatrously, adverb
idolatrousness, noun
nonidolatrous, adjective
nonidolatrously, adverb
nonidolatrousness, noun
overidolatrous, adjective
overidolatrously, adverb
overidolatrousness, noun
unidolatrous, adjective
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Word Origin and History for idolatrous
adj.

1540s, from idolater + -ous.

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