- 1) ADJ; usu ADJ n Ritualistic actions or behaviour follow a similar pattern every time they are used.
Each evening she bursts into her apartment with a ritualistic shout of `Honey I'm home!'2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Ritualistic acts are the fixed patterns of behaviour that form part of a religious service or ceremony.
...the meditative and ritualistic practices of Buddhism.
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Ritualistic — Rit u*al*is tic, a. Pertaining to, or in accordance with, a ritual; adhering to ritualism. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
ritualistic — index formal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
ritualistic — 1844; see RITUAL (Cf. ritual) + ISTIC (Cf. istic) … Etymology dictionary
ritualistic — rit|u|al|is|tic [ˌrıtʃuəˈlıstık] adj ritualistic words or behaviour always follow the same pattern, especially because they form part of a ritual ▪ a ritualistic procession ▪ the ritualistic marking of birth, marriage and death… … Dictionary of contemporary English
ritualistic — adjective ritualistic words, types of behaviour etc always follow the same pattern, especially because they form part of a ritual: ritualistic incantations | I got tired with the boring, almost ritualistic weekly meetings. ritualistically / kli/… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
ritualistic — adjective of or characterized by or adhering to ritualism a feudal or ritualistic society the ritualistic killing of a sheep • Pertains to noun: ↑ritualism • Derivationally related forms: ↑ritualism … Useful english dictionary
ritualistic — rit|u|al|is|tic [ ,rıtʃuə lıstık ] adjective always happening or done in a particular way: a series of ritualistic murders ╾ rit|u|al|is|ti|cal|ly adverb … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
ritualistic — [ˌrɪtʃʊə lɪstɪk] adjective relating to rituals followed as part of a ceremony. ↘invariably performed in the same way: the party s ritualistic display of support for their leader. Derivatives ritualism noun ritualist noun ritualistically adverb … English new terms dictionary
ritualistic — UK [ˌrɪtʃuəˈlɪstɪk] / US adjective always happening or done in a particular way a series of ritualistic murders Derived word: ritualistically adverb … English dictionary
ritualistic — adjective see ritualism … New Collegiate Dictionary