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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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