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"heretic" in British English

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hereticnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈher.ə.tɪk/
a ​person who is ​guilty of ​heresy
heretical
adjective uk   /həˈret.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-ˈret̬-/
Her ​belief that a ​split would be good for the ​party was ​regarded as heretical.
(Definition of heretic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hereticnoun [C]

 us   /ˈher·əˌtɪk/
a ​person who has ​beliefs that are ​opposed to the ​officialbelief of a ​church and that the ​churchconsiderswrong
(Definition of heretic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heretic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 异教徒, 异端分子…
in Turkish sapkın düşünceli/inançlı kimse/kişi…
in Russian еретик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 異教徒, 異端分子…
in Polish herety-k/czka…
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