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heretical

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adjective he·ret·i·cal \hə-ˈre-ti-kəl\

Definition of heretical

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characterized by heresy

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards :  unorthodox

heretically

play \hə-ˈre-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of heretical in a sentence

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



15th Century

First Known Use of heretical

15th century

Variants of heretical

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heretic

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