heretical

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

Definition of heretical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to adherence to a religious opinion contrary to church dogma :  characterized by heresy <heretical writings>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards :  unorthodox <It would be heretical to suggest changing company policy.>

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>

Variants of heretical

or less commonly

heretic

play \ˈher-ə-ˌtik, ˈhe-rə-\

Origin and Etymology of heretical

see heresy


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms



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