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idol

noun

1 idol

A material effigy that is worshipped.

synonyms: god, graven image.

Roget 599: the drama, the stage, the theater, the play; film the film, movies, motion pictures, cinema, cinematography; theatricals, dramaturgy, histrionic art, buskin, sock, ... show more

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Roget 897: love; fondness etc. adj.; liking; inclination etc. (desire) 865; regard, dilection, admiration, fancy.    affection, ... show more

Roget 899: favorite, pet, cosset, minion, idol, jewel, spoiled child, enfant gat_e [Fr.]; led captain; crony; fondling; apple of one's eye, man after one's own heart; persona grata.    ... show more

Roget 991: idolatry, idolism; demonism, demonolatry; idol-worship, demon-worship, devil-worship, fire-worship; zoolatry, fetishism, fetichism; ecclesiolatry, heliolatry, Mariolatry, ... show more

Dutch: afgod, god



2 idol

Someone who is adored blindly and excessively.

synonym: matinee idol.

Polish: bożyszcze, gwiazdor, idol, półbóg

3 idol

An ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept.

synonyms: beau ideal, paragon, perfection.


Moby thesaurus: Baal, Juggernaut, big name, celebrity, companion, constellation, copy, cosset, cynosure, darling, dea, dead ringer, deity, demigod, demigoddess, deus, deva, devi, devil-god, divinity ... show more.

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