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heretical

adjective
variants: also heretic

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deviating from commonly accepted beliefs or practices
  • the belief that women should be allowed to have careers outside the home was once considered heretical

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The first known use of heretical was in the 15th century

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“Heretical.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heretical. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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