- 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.
heretical definition by Webster's New World
- of heresy or heretics
- containing, characterized by, or having the nature of heresy
Origin: Midieval Latin haereticalis
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- heretically adverb
heretical definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to heresy or heretics.
- Characterized by, revealing, or approaching departure from established beliefs or standards.
- he·retˈi·cal·ly adverb
- he·retˈi·cal·ness noun