Thesaurus

heresy

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of heresy

departure from a generally accepted theory, opinion, or practice
  • the heresy of asserting that Shakespeare was not a great writer

Synonyms for heresy

Words Related to heresy

Near Antonyms for heresy

Antonyms for heresy

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about heresy

Time Traveler for heresy

Time Traveler

The first known use of heresy was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Heresy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heresy. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on heresy

Dictionary: Definition of heresy

Nglish: Translation of heresy for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of heresy for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about heresy

Comments on heresy

What made you want to look up heresy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!