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HERETIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heretic mean? 

HERETIC (noun)
  The noun HERETIC has 2 senses:

1. a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
2. a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

  Familiarity information: HERETIC used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HERETIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

heretic; misbeliever; religious outcast

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

castaway; Ishmael; outcast; pariah (a person who is rejected (from society or home))


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Meaning:

A person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

nonconformist; recusant (someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct)


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