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  • adj. of or relating to polytheism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to polytheism; characterized by polytheism; professing or advocating polytheism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by polytheism : as, polytheistic belief or worship.
  • Believing in a plurality of gods: as, a polytheistic writer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. worshipping or believing in more than one god

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Examples

  • So long as natural action was supposed to be in the immediate control of numerous gods and demigods, so long, in a word, as the explanation of Nature was what we term polytheistic, this association of science with other forms of learning was not only natural but inevitable.

    Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography

  • In light of the transparently humanist program of the tempietti — a Christian chapel juxtaposed with "polytheistic" muses — the phrase "Regna Poly" stands out, especially considering the soon-to-be-published Hypnerotomachia poliphilo, a work dedicated to Guidobaldo da Montefeltro. back

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Some of our sources are Shiites and Sunnis from non-Wahhabi traditions -- people condemned as "polytheistic" or "deviant" or "bad" in these texts -- others are simply frustrated that these books do so little to prepare young students for the modern world.

    This is a Saudi textbook. (After the intolerance was removed.)

  • "Psalm 82: 8, the most 'polytheistic' of passages in the Hebrew Bible, the idea of a real kinship of nature between 'the Most High' and his 'sons', the gods, is already contradicted by the former's judgment that the latter 'will die like humans' (Ps. 82: 7)."

    Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

  • Some modern-day pagans are polytheistic, meaning they believe in many gods; some are monotheistic (one god); and others are pantheists, or they believe that God is everything and everything is God, according to Web sites devoted to the subject.

    Kentucky.com: Homepage

  • Williams also criticized the Governor for sitting cross-legged with a "dot on his forehead," and described the ceremony as "polytheistic."

    Mike Ghouse: Senator Williams' Remarks Offended Hindus

  • Truly polytheistic Europagan groups (such as the druids) are much smaller, despite the fact that they are often older.

    Emasculation not required at SF Novelists

  • You know all those deities -- the gods and goddesses that cause outsiders to think Hinduism is polytheistic?

    Philip Goldberg: Colbert: Try Hinduism For Lent

  • Many Hindus would disagree with you of course that their religion is polytheistic.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Gaza Tunnels

  • That excludes polytheistic Americans like Hindus, nontheistic Buddhists and the 16 percent of us with no religious affiliation.

    Roy Speckhardt: Choosing Faith Over Freedom

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