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PAGAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pagan mean? 

PAGAN (noun)
  The noun PAGAN has 3 senses:

1. a person who does not acknowledge your god
2. a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)
3. someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures

  Familiarity information: PAGAN used as a noun is uncommon.


PAGAN (adjective)
  The adjective PAGAN has 1 sense:

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

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


 Dictionary entry details 


PAGAN (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 ("pagan" 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 "pagan"):

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

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


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Meaning:

A person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

religious person (a person who manifests devotion to a deity)

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

Wiccan; witch (a believer in Wicca)


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Meaning:

Someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pleasure seeker; hedonist; pagan

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

sensualist (a person who enjoys sensuality)

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

Corinthian; man-about-town; playboy (a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure)


PAGAN (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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