cultism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cultism religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    • n cultism devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cultism The pedantic style of composition affected by the cultists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cultism kult′ism a style of writing after the manner of Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627), a Spanish lyric poet—estilo culto, being florid, pedantic, often obscure
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. culte, elegant—L. cultus.

Usage


In news:

Belief in global warming had long had a tinge of theology about it, a form of cultism that adherents and defenders elevated to a holy crusade.
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