Definition of ritualistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ritualistic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌrɪtʃuəˈlɪstɪk//
     
    [usually before noun]
     
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  1. 1connected with the rituals performed as part of a ceremony a ritualistic act of worship Objects connected with the saint have assumed an almost ritualistic significance.
  2. 2always done or said in the same way, especially when this is not sincere
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