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Origin of cult
OTHER WORDS FROM cultcul·tic, cul·tu·al [kuhl-choo-uh l] /ˈkʌl tʃu əl/, adjectivecult·ish, adjectivean·ti·cult, noun, adjective
Words nearby cult
Example sentences from the Web for cultish
I returned the sneakers to their boxes, slightly less perplexed by their cultish appeal.Summer’s Ugliest Trend? Sneaker Wedges Should Be Banned!|Isabel Wilkinson|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Chatwin's books—he published a precious six in his brief career—no longer enjoy the cultish following that they once did.
But if Bublé has an underground, cultish following that are his most hard-core, devoted fans, it's moms.
British Dictionary definitions for cultish (1 of 2)
Derived forms of cultishcultishly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for cultish (2 of 2)
- something regarded as fashionable or significant by a particular group
- (as modifier)a cult show
Derived forms of cultcultism, nouncultist, noun
Word Origin for cult
Cultural definitions for cultish
In anthropology, an organization for the conduct of ritual, magical, or other religious observances. Many so-called primitive tribes, for example, have ancestor cults, in which dead ancestors are considered divine and activities are organized to respect their memory and invoke their aid. A cult is also a religious group held together by a dominant, often charismatic individual, or by the worship of a divinity, an idol, or some other object. (See animism (see also animism), fetish, and totemism.)