a fear of holy people, sacred objects
Word Origin

Greek hieros ‘sacred, holy’


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    [hahy-uh-rur-jee, hahy-rur-] /ˈhaɪ əˌrɜr dʒi, ˈhaɪ rɜr-/ noun, plural hierurgies. 1. a holy act or rite of worship.

  • Hies

    [hahy] /haɪ/ verb (used without object), hied, hieing or hying. 1. to hasten; speed; go in haste. verb (used with object), hied, hieing or hying. 2. to hasten (oneself): Hie yourself down to this once-in-a-lifetime sale! /haɪ/ verb hies, hieing, hying, hied 1. (archaic or poetic) to hurry; hasten; speed abbreviation 1. (in Scotland) Highlands […]

  • Hifalutin

    [hahy-fuh-loot-n] /ˌhaɪ fəˈlut n/ adjective 1. . [hahy-fuh-loot-n] /ˌhaɪ fəˈlut n/ adjective, Informal. 1. pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious. /ˌhaɪfəˈluːtɪn/ adjective 1. a variant spelling of highfalutin /ˌhaɪfəˈluːtɪn/ adjective 1. (informal) pompous or pretentious adjective Overblown and pretentious; bombastic; stilted: take one with ideas less ”highfalutin’ ”/ stilted, overstrained, and as the Americans would say, hifalutin […]

  • Hi-fi

    [hahy-fahy] /ˈhaɪˈfaɪ/ noun 1. . 2. a phonograph, radio, or other sound-reproducing apparatus possessing . adjective 3. of, relating to, or characteristic of such apparatus; high-fidelity. /ˈhaɪˈfaɪ/ noun (informal) 1. 2. a set of high-quality sound-reproducing equipment adj. 1947, abbreviation of high fidelity (1934), of radio recievers, in reference to their quality of sound reproduction. […]

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