What is another word for baptism?

Pronunciation: [bˈaptɪzəm] (IPA)

The term "baptism" refers to the religious ritual of cleansing through the pouring or immersion in water symbolizing purification and initiation into the church. Its synonym "christening" means the same act of baptizing in Christian tradition and is often associated with the naming of a child. "Immersion" is another synonym used to describe the act of being submerged in water entirely to symbolize the washing away of sin. "Dipping" refers to the practice of dipping a person into the water, and "sprinkling" refers to the ritual of sprinkling water onto the head of a person as part of a baptismal ceremony. Ultimately, all these synonyms signify the same sacred act of spiritual rebirth and renewal within one's faith.

Synonyms for Baptism:

What are the paraphrases for Baptism?

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  • Independent

    • Noun, singular or mass

What are the hypernyms for Baptism?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Baptism?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for baptism (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for baptism?

An antonym for baptism is a term that has an opposite meaning to this religious ritual. One such antonym could be "profanity," which refers to language or actions that are disrespectful towards a religion or considered offensive by society. Another antonym is "depravity," which means immorality or a state of being wicked. Alternatively, the term "apostasy" could be used, which denotes a willful renunciation of one's religious beliefs. Using these antonyms in comparison to baptism highlights the importance of this sacrament to the Christian faith and underscores the values of purity, modesty, and faithfulness.

What are the antonyms for Baptism?

Usage examples for Baptism

Having come to Jerusalem, and appearing there for the first time since His baptism, He performed several miracles.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
And thus took place this baptism of the sleepers-in the morning stillness, in the luster of the sun, in the desert gloom.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Mea, nevertheless, felt somewhat disappointed, for in the simplicity of her soul she thought that after the baptism her skin would at once turn white, and great was her astonishment when she observed that she remained as black as before.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Baptism

  • Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism. Whether it is or is not more efficacious I do not know.
    Samuel Butler
  • When my children were born, I didn't have them baptized because I felt baptism was about erasing Original Sin - something the Church said children got from their mother - and I absolutely refused to believe women carry Original Sin.
    Olympia Dukakis
  • Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
    Ira Gershwin
  • A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.
    H. L. Mencken
  • I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
    Arthur Rimbaud

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