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heretic

her·e·tic

heretic

 
 
pronunciation:
he r tihk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who maintains unorthodox religious opinions or beliefs, esp. a baptized Roman Catholic who dissents from official church doctrine.
The Czech reformer Jan Hus was condemned as a heretic in 1415 and burned at the stake.
synonyms:
dissenter
antonyms:
true believer
similar words:
apostate, atheist, freethinker, heathen, iconoclast, infidel, nonconformist, pagan, renegade, skeptic, unbeliever
definition 2: anyone who holds opinions or beliefs that challenge deeply established social, political, or religious views.
For her pacifism during the war, she was considered a heretic.
synonyms:
dissenter, renegade
antonyms:
true believer
similar words:
nonconformist, recreant, unbeliever
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