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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to or supporting Romanism.

Usage examples (26)
  • Lutheran authorities inveighed against this remnant of what they called popish and anti-Christian superstition.
  • As the outbreak of Civil War struck, the enforcement of the penal laws against "popish" priests was stepped up under Oliver Cromwell.
  • The adjective "popish" was one of Calvin's favorite derogatories.
  • Their tendencies no doubt were felt to be "popish", but they were primarily censured by the Protestant party as for more
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