Definition of polytheist in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpälēˈTHēist/ /ˌpɑliˈθiɪst/


See polytheism

‘Islam does condemn in the strongest terms the beliefs and the practices of the polytheists and the idol worshippers, but it nowhere permits a Muslim to deal arrogantly or unjustly with them.’
  • ‘In their view, many people who claim to be monotheists are actually polytheists and idolaters.’
  • ‘Their abattoirs employ machine slaughter wherever possible and do not hesitate to employ pagans and polytheists, e.g. Chinese, Koreans, etc. to carry our slaughter.’
  • ‘It is offensive to those who are atheists or agnostics or polytheists.’
  • ‘Our masses are ignorant of their religion and easily indulge in customs borrowed from polytheists.’