[ roh-mish ]

  1. of or relating to Rome as the center of the Roman Catholic Church.

Origin of Romish

First recorded in 1525–35; Rome + -ish1

Other words from Romish

  • Rom·ish·ly, adverb
  • Rom·ish·ness, noun

Words Nearby Romish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Romish in a sentence

  • In short, Marcella had been too long under her tuition, to become a willing devotee to the monastic rites of the Romish Church.

  • De Rossi and his English editors seem to accept substantially the Romish legend of this celebrated martyr.

    The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
  • It demonstrates the non-apostolicity of certain Romish doctrines, the beginning of which can be here detected.

    The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
  • But notwithstanding this, soon afterwards, the Romish clergy erected a new popish university in the city of Dublin.

  • The bishop and priest then begged me, in presence of the patriarch, to say that my faith was like that of the Romish church.

British Dictionary definitions for Romish


/ (ˈrəʊmɪʃ) /

  1. usually derogatory of, relating to, or resembling Roman Catholic beliefs or practices

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