heathen
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈhiːðən/
Adjective

heathen (not comparable)

  1. Not adhering to Christian religion; pagan.
  2. (by extension) Uncultured; uncivilized; savage, philistine.
  3. Alternative letter-case form of Heathen#English|Heathen pertaining or adhering to the Germanic neo-pagan faith Heathenry.
Translations Translations Noun

heathen (plural heathens)

  1. A person who does not follow a Christian religion; a pagan.
    • V. Knox
      If it is no more than a moral discourse, he may preach it and they may hear it, and yet both continue unconverted heathens.
    • 1930, H. E. Bolton, Anza's California expeditions (volume 1, page 403)
      On hearing his cries two heathen who were hunting on the lagoon ran up, and they were bold enough to try to avenge the injury, making ready to shoot arrows at the soldiers, who fired two gunshots just to frighten them […]
  2. (by extension) An uncultured or uncivilized person, philistine.
  3. Alternative letter-case form of Heathen#English|Heathen (an adherent of the Germanic neo-pagan faith of Heathenry).
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Heathen
Adjective

heathen (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining or adhering to the Germanic neo-pagan faith Heathenry.
Translations Noun

heathen (plural heathens)

  1. An adherent of the Germanic neo-pagan faith of Heathenry.
    • 2013, Jennifer Snook, "Reconsidering Heathenry: The Construction of an Ethnic Folkway as Religio-ethnic Identity," Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, Vol. 16, No. 3, p. 61:
      […] these examples, and others I have come across, illustrate most strikingly how Heathens follow a reactionary politics carefully constructed by politicians and pundits to help whites feel like victims, thereby making them useful political tools.
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