AskDefine | Define heretical

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heretical adj : characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards [syn: dissident, heterodox]

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  1. (of ideas or views) contrary to mainstream or accepted opinion; (esp. views contrary to established teachings of the Roman Catholic church)



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Heretical may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Albigensian, Arian, Bohemian, Catharist, Donatist, Ebionitist, Erastian, Gnostic, Jansenist, Jansenistic, Jovinianist, Jovinianistic, Lollard, Manichaean, Monophysite, Monophysitic, Montanist, Montanistic, Pelagian, Sabellian, Waldensian, Wyclifite, aberrant, abroad, adrift, agnostic, all abroad, all off, all wrong, amiss, antinomian, apocryphal, apostate, apostatical, askew, astray, at fault, atheistic, awry, beat, beside the mark, breakaway, corrupt, creedless, deceptive, defective, delusive, deviant, deviational, deviative, differing, disagreeing, disbelieving, dissentient, dissenting, dissident, distorted, emanationist, errant, erring, erroneous, faithless, fallacious, false, far out, faultful, faulty, flawed, free and easy, freethinking, fringy, godless, heathen, heretic, heterodox, hippie, hylotheist, hylotheistic, iconoclastic, idolatrous, illogical, illusory, impious, incredulous, individualistic, infidel, informal, inner-directed, irreligious, kinky, maverick, minimifidian, misbelieving, miscreant, nonbelieving, nonconformist, nonorthodox, not cricket, not done, not kosher, not right, not true, nullifidian, off, off the track, offbeat, original, out, pagan, pantheist, pantheistic, peccant, perverse, perverted, repudiative, revisionist, sceptic, schismatic, sectarian, self-contradictory, straying, unaccepted, unapproved, unauthentic, unauthoritative, unbelieving, uncanonical, unconfident, unconventional, unconverted, unconvinced, unfactual, unfashionable, unorthodox, unproved, unscriptural, unsound, untrue, way out, wide, without faith, wrong
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