hea·​then·​ish ˈhē-t͟hə-nish How to pronounce heathenish (audio)
old-fashioned + usually disparaging
: resembling or characteristic of heathens : barbarous
heathenishly adverb

Examples of heathenish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So repealing the Johnson Amendment is just another layer of concrete in the foundation of trust between this heathenish president and his loyal conservative Christian flock. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, 2 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heathenish was in 1592

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“Heathenish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heathenish. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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