heathenish

adjective
hea·​then·​ish | \ ˈhē-t͟hə-nish How to pronounce heathenish (audio) \

Definition of heathenish

: resembling or characteristic of heathens : barbarous

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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, "Trump Tax Bill Pays Off Christian Right With Repeal of Limits on Politicking From the Pulpit," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of heathenish

1567, in the meaning defined above

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“Heathenish.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heathenish. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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