- of, relating to, or characteristic of the Roman Catholic Church.
Origin of popish
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Examples from the Web for popish
Are we to be under orders to pull down one of them Popish chapels—or what?'Barnaby Rudge
His advocacy of the Popish question was one of his romances.
It is unnecessary to go minutely into the details of the Popish Plot.
People grumbled that ‘Popish darts were whet afresh on a Dutch grindstone.’Oxford
There is too much Popish superstition and worship of idols about him for my taste.The Bishop's Secret</p>
- derogatory belonging to or characteristic of Roman Catholicism
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Word Origin and History for popish
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