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heathen

adjective uk   us   /ˈhiː.ðən/ old-fashioned disapproving offensive
(of people or their way of life, activities, and ideas) having no religion, or belonging to a religion that is not Christianity, Judaism, or Islam

heathen

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈhiː.ðən/
old use disapproving offensive a person who has no religion, or who belongs to a religion that is not Christianity, Judaism, or Islamthe heathen [plural] old-fashioned heathen people: Those who attempted to convert the heathen were put to death. humorous someone who behaves as if they are not educated: He's such a heathen - he's never even heard of Puccini.
Translations of “heathen”
in Vietnamese người ngoại đạo…
in Spanish pagano…
in Thai คนนอกศาสนา…
in Malaysian orang pagan…
in French païen, ïenne…
in German der Heide/die Heidin…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無宗教信仰的, 異教徒的…
in Indonesian kafir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无宗教信仰的, 异教徒的…
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