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Synonyms for cult

Synonyms for cult

followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices

an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

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followers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader

a religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false

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They, he said, had always been known to the Holy Therns and were devout and faithful followers of the ancient cult.
People might not understand the poem, but they could not disregard it, the author became famous, almost popular, and a Browning cult arose, marked by the spread of Browning societies in both England and America.
Far be it from me to blame them for it; has not their cult of the cretin often furnished me with an argument when I have tried to induce those who had possession of their faculties to help the unfortunate?
The Earth as an artistic cult has had its day, and the literature of the near future will probably ignore the country and seek inspiration from the town.
Remembering the things one reads of it was diffi cult to realise the true meaning of his answers.
In these works he preached generally the cult of the woman.
Groups of this kind are frequently called satanic cults, and they are easily recognizable.
It is important to remember that cults, no matter what they call themselves or how respectable they appear, are money making organisations easy to join but often extremely difficult to leave.
Like many cults, he argued in a class presentation, Catholics have one principal leader--the pope--and employ fundraising.
Cults and jihadist groups alike, such as ISIS, use social media effectively for recruitment.
There were double cup wins for Cults Seniors and Under-13s this week and the Under-14s followed up with another success.
The new CW series is about a TV show called 'Cult,' which like actual cults, have a lot of people dedicated to it.
These often overlapped and interacted with each other, he says, in the Pauline cult as well as cults of other saints.
Mystery Cults of the Ancient World, by Hugh Bowden.
Cults use sophisticated mind control and recruitment techniques that have been refined over time and can work on anyone, given the right circumstances.