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heretic

noun [C]     /ˈher.ə.tɪk/
a person who is guilty of heresyBelievers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders heretical     /həˈret.ɪ.kəl/ US  /-ˈret̬-/ adjective Her belief that a split would be good for the party was regarded as heretical.Believers and non-believersSupporters, members and defenders
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