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heathen

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of heathen

  1. not civilized <old missionaries who mistakenly thought that they were going off to China to tame the heathen hordes> Synonyms barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, savage, heathenish, natural, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), rude, uncivil, uncivilized, uncultivated, wildRelated Words coarse, crude, primitive, rough; uncouth, unculturedNear Antonyms cultured, enlightened, humane, sophisticated; genteel, polished, polite, refined, urbane, well-bred; semicivilizedAntonyms civilized


heathen

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of heathen

  1. 1 a person who does not worship the God of the Bible <a missionary sent to distant lands to convert the heathens> Synonyms gentile, idolater (or idolator), pagan Related Words atheist, giaour, infidel, misbeliever, miscreant, nonbeliever, unbeliever; non-Christian, non-Jew, non-Muslim; neo-pagan, polytheist Near Antonyms Christian, Jew, Muslim

  2. 2 an uncivilized person <European colonizers, who considered the New World peoples to be heathens, forced them to conform to European ways> Synonyms barbarian, savage Related Words Neanderthal, primitive; noble savage


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