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HEATHEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heathen mean? 

HEATHEN (noun)
  The noun HEATHEN has 1 sense:

1. a person who does not acknowledge your god

  Familiarity information: HEATHEN used as a noun is very rare.


HEATHEN (adjective)
  The adjective HEATHEN has 1 sense:

1. not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

  Familiarity information: HEATHEN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEATHEN (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who does not acknowledge your god

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

gentile; heathen; infidel; pagan

Hypernyms ("heathen" is a kind of...):

nonreligious person (a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heathen"):

paynim (a heathen; a person who is not a Christian (especially a Muslim))

idol worshiper; idolater; idoliser; idolizer (a person who worships idols)


HEATHEN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

Synonyms:

heathen; heathenish; pagan; ethnic

Similar:

irreligious (hostile or indifferent to religion)


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