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English definition of “heathen”


noun [C]     /ˈhiː.ðən/
old use disapproving offensive a person who has no religion , or who belongs to a religion that is not Christianity , Judaism , or Islam Believers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders the heathen [plural] old-fashioned heathen people : Those who attempted to convert the heathen were put to death .Believers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders humorous someone who behaves as if they are not educated : He's such a heathen - he's never even heard of Puccini.Knowing and learning
(Definition of heathen noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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