[ bey-uh-liz-uh m, bey-liz- ]
/ ˈbeɪ əˌlɪz əm, ˈbeɪ lɪz- /


the worship of Baal.

Origin of Baalism

First recorded in 1615–25; Baal + -ism

Related forms

Ba·al·ist, Ba·al·ite [bey-uh-lahyt, bey-lahyt] /ˈbeɪ əˌlaɪt, ˈbeɪ laɪt/, nounBa·al·is·tic, Ba·al·it·i·cal [bey-uh-lit-i-kuh l, bey-lit-] /ˌbeɪ əˈlɪt ɪ kəl, beɪˈlɪt-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for baalism

  • By the sword he not only mounted the throne, but rooted out the Baalism against which Elijah and Elisha had both contended.

    Biblical Geography and History|Charles Foster Kent
  • Baalism, the name given to the worship of natural causes, tending to the obscuration and denial of the worship of God as Spirit.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood