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heresy

noun [C/U]  /ˈher·ə·si/ us  
a belief opposed to the official belief of a church and that is considered wrong, or the condition of having such beliefs: [U] fig. The concept of college athletes being paid to play sports was received as nothing short of heresy (= unusual opinions considered completely wrong).
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