heretical[hə ret′i kəl]
- The definition of heretical is beliefs at odds with what is commonly accepted, or is someone or something that goes against the church or religious beliefs.
For a devout Christian, saying Jesus does not exist is an example of something that would be heretical.
- of heresy or heretics
- containing, characterized by, or having the nature of heresy
Origin of hereticalMedieval Latin haereticalis
- Of or relating to heresy or heretics.
- Characterized by, revealing, or approaching departure from established beliefs or standards.
(comparative more heretical, superlative most heretical)