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English noun: veneration

1. veneration (feeling) a feeling of profound respect for someone or something

SamplesThe fear of God.
The Chinese reverence for the dead.
The French treat food with gentle reverence.
His respect for the law bordered on veneration.

Synonymsawe, fear, reverence

Broader (hypernym)emotion

2. veneration (act) religious zeal; the willingness to serve God

Synonymscultism, devotion, idolatry

Broader (hypernym)worship

Narrower (hyponym)anthropolatry, Bible-worship, bibliolatry, grammatolatry, gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, lordolatry, miracle-worship, place-worship, symbol-worship, symbolatry, symbololatry, thaumatolatry, topolatry, verbolatry, woman-worship, word-worship, worship of man

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