[syn: idolatry, devotion, veneration, cultism]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Veneration \Ven`er*a"tion\, n. [L. veneratio: cf. F.
The act of venerating, or the state of being venerated; the
highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with
awe; a feeling or sentiment excited by the dignity, wisdom,
or superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by
consecration to sacred services, or by hallowed associations.
We find a secret awe and veneration for one who moves
about us in a regular and illustrious course of virtue.
Syn: Awe; reverence; respect. See Reverence.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a feeling of profound respect for someone or something;
"the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead";
"the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect
for the law bordered on veneration" [syn: fear,
reverence, awe, veneration]
2: religious zeal; the willingness to serve God [syn:
idolatry, devotion, veneration, cultism]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
58 Moby Thesaurus words for "veneration":
admiration, adoration, apotheosis, appreciation, approbation,
approval, awe, breathless adoration, churchgoing, co-worship,
conformity, consideration, courtesy, cult, cultism, cultus,
deference, deification, devotedness, devotion, devoutness, dulia,
dutifulness, duty, esteem, estimation, exaggerated respect, faith,
faithfulness, favor, great respect, hero worship, high regard,
homage, honor, hyperdulia, idolatry, idolization, latria,
love of God, observance, pietism, piety, piousness, prestige,
prostration, regard, religion, religionism, religiousness, respect,
reverence, reverential regard, theism, transcendent wonder,
worship, worshipfulness, worshiping