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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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Club connoisseurs clock into the underground venue week-on-week with a cultish devotion to the roster of DJs and live acts that frequent the critically-acclaimed club.
Ewans insecurities get him suckered into a cultish plot, conjured up by new acquaintance Archie Gardener Hobbes's powerful mother, which will destroy Oliver as he attempts to rid Britain of another villain, Ralph the Ravager.
For the uninitiated: The "AC'' saga tells of a centuries-long rivalry between two cultish brotherhoods, the Assassins and the Templars.
In its home country and among its many admirers worldwide Ferrari inspires more than just brand loyalty, more of a cultish, even quasi-religious devotion, its brand power is indisputable.
Serving French classics with a curve ball, bibou has developed a devoted and even cultish following.
Twilight definitely had a following thanks to Stephenie Meyer's novels, but I think we all kind of imagined it was fairly cultish.
His work came to attention outside of his homeland largely because of its frequent inclusion on the cultish Ethiopiques compilation series.
As for his depiction of her cultish music and persona (narcissistic, banal, artificial, anarchic .
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Israel's self-proclaimed, but deceitful, image as a terror victim, which used to be a taken-for-granted fact by some in the West was blown when Obama administration officials leaked that the Zionist regime has fervently allied with a cultish US-terror listed group called the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization to assassinate Iranian scientists.
Once such a position is attained then all the second tier leaders, cognizant of the fact that they owe their power and position due to nearness to the cultish leader of the party are forced to further propagate and strengthen loyalty.
Cope's fragile mental state was much publicised at the time but his recovery as catalogued in his fantastic memoirs Head On and Repossessed saw him begin to forge a fascinating and cultish path.
Mind control, sex, longing for love, all of those cultish elements are in the film, but they come along so gently that you don't realize it until it's too late.
In "A Cultish Side Of Calvinism", author and Pastor Micah Coate cogently addresses a critically important issue within Calvinist theology and practice--the necessity of distinguishing the theology of Calvinism from the insidious seductions associated with the establishment of cults, particularly Christian cults, by departing from Scriptural imperatives and investing inappropriately in unreflective compliance with the dictates of mortal men.
There seems to be no middle ground between cultish adoration and contempt.
The more we learn from ex-gay refugees about what goes on at these places, the more it starts to sound like they function essentially as gay meeting spots for the terminally closeted and guilt-ridden, a cultish all-male order that intersects at various junctures with the Catholic priesthood and the old YMCA (the Boy Scouts, anyone?