adjective \hə-ˈre-ti-kəl\

Definition of HERETICAL

:  of, relating to, or characterized by heresy
:  of, relating to, or characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards :  unorthodox
he·ret·i·cal·ly \hə-ˈre-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of HERETICAL

he·ret·i·cal also heretic

Examples of HERETICAL

  1. <the belief that women should be allowed to have careers outside the home was once considered heretical>

First Known Use of HERETICAL

15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


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