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heretic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of heretic

  1. 1 a person who believes, teaches, or advocates something opposed to accepted beliefs Galileo was condemned as a heretic for supporting Copernicus's thesis that the earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa Synonyms of heretic dissenter, dissentient, dissident, heresiarch, nonconformist Words Related to heretic apostate, defector, renegade; schismatic, sectarian, separationist, separatist; disbeliever, infidel, misbeliever, unbeliever; bohemian, individualist Near Antonyms of heretic believer Antonyms of heretic conformer, conformist

  2. 2 a person who does not conform to generally accepted standards or customs he's the ultimate heretic: a Yankees fan living deep in the heart of the Red Sox Nation Synonyms of heretic bohemian, boho, counterculturist, deviant, enfant terrible, free spirit, nonconformist, iconoclast, individualist, loner, lone ranger, lone wolf, maverick, nonconformerWords Related to heretic freethinker; character, codger, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, eccentric, freak, kook, nut, oddball, screwball, weirdo; eight ball, misfit, outsider; aberrant, anomalyNear Antonyms of heretic adherent, follower, supporter; sheepAntonyms of heretic conformer, conformist



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