[ seyt-n-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈseɪt nˌɪz əm /


the worship of Satan or the powers of evil.
a travesty of Christian rites in which Satan is worshiped.
diabolical or satanic disposition, behavior, or activity.

Origin of Satanism

First recorded in 1555–65; Satan + -ism

Related forms

Sa·tan·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for satanism


/ (ˈseɪtəˌnɪzəm) /


the worship of Satan
a form of such worship which includes blasphemous or obscene parodies of Christian prayers, etc
a satanic disposition or satanic practices

Derived Forms

Satanist, noun, adjective
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