Synonyms for idol

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ahyd-l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈaɪd l

Top 10 synonyms for idol Other synonyms for the word idol

Définition of idol

Origin :
  • mid-13c., "image of a deity as an object of (pagan) worship," from Old French idole "idol, graven image, pagan god," from Late Latin idolum "image (mental or physical), form," used in Church Latin for "false god," from Greek eidolon "appearance, reflection in water or a mirror," later "mental image, apparition, phantom," also "material image, statue," from eidos "form" (see -oid). Figurative sense of "something idolized" is first recorded 1560s (in Middle English the figurative sense was "someone who is false or untrustworthy"). Meaning "a person so adored" is from 1590s.
  • noun person greatly admired
Example sentences :
  • But you know the old man has become a miser, and makes money his idol.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • He at least did not think that the idol had been forsaken because the use of his name was given up.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • But Mammon was never the name of an idol or other form of false deity.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • After all, it's a satisfaction to find that one's idol makes a handsome bibelot.
  • Extract from : « The Greater Inclination » by Edith Wharton
  • He had written of his idol before; but it was not till I came that he told it all to me.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • It does not make money an idol, but regards it as a useful agent.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • When the god is not present, his idol is merely a block of wood or stone.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • We made an idol of it, and the idol played us the usual idol-pranks.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • Genius is her idol; and with her genius is found in everything.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Unknown to any mortal, Joan had made a kind of idol of the pictured Denasia.
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

Antonyms for idol

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