Definition of ritualistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌrɪtʃuəˈlɪstɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrɪtʃuəˈlɪstɪk//
    [usually before noun] Religious ceremonies
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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. See related entries: Religious ceremonies
  2. 2always done or said in the same way, especially when this is not sincere
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ritualistic