As an adjective popish
is (derogatory) of or pertaining to roman catholicism.
As a noun popishness is
the state or condition of being popish.
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(derogatory) of or pertaining to Roman Catholicism
* Bishop Joseph Hall
(derogatory) acting like, or holding beliefs similar to, the pope.
- I do, therefore, much blame the petulcity of whatsoever author, that should dare to impute a Popish affection to him
* Catholic (neutral )
* papal (neutral )
* papist (derogatory )
* Roman Catholic (neutral )
* Romish (derogatory )
The state or condition of being popish.