adjective /ˈpəʊpɪʃ,ˈpoʊpɪʃ/
of or pertaining to Roman Catholicism<!; used by early Protestants (this is a usage note, not a definition)
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  • Popish — Pop ish, a. Of or pertaining to the pope; taught or ordained by the pope; hence, of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church; often used opprobriously. {Pop ish*ly}, adv. {Pop ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • popish — ► ADJECTIVE derogatory ▪ Roman Catholic …   English terms dictionary

  • popish — [pōp′ish] adj. having to do with popery; characteristic of the Roman Catholic Church: a hostile term popishly adv. popishness n …   English World dictionary

  • popish — adjective Etymology: pope Date: 1528 often disparaging Roman Catholic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • popish — popishly, adv. popishness, n. /poh pish/, adj. Usually Disparaging. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Roman Catholic Church. [1520 30; POPE + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • popish — pop|ish [ˈpəupıʃ US ˈpou ] adj taboo especially BrE an offensive word for something that is related to the Roman Catholic religion. Do not use this word …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • popish — pop|ish [ poupıʃ ] adjective an insulting word for Roman Catholic …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • popish — pop·ish || pəʊpɪʃ adj. pertaining to the Catholic Church, of the practices and principles of Catholicism (offensive) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • popish — hippos …   Anagrams dictionary

  • popish — adjective derogatory Roman Catholic. Derivatives popishly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

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