Heretical meaning

hə-rĕtĭ-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.

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Of or relating to heresy or heretics.
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Characterized by, revealing, or approaching departure from established beliefs or standards.
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Of heresy or heretics.
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Containing, characterized by, or having the nature of heresy.
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Of or pertaining to heresy or heretics.
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(of ideas or views) Contrary to mainstream or accepted opinion.
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Origin of heretical

  • Middle English, from Middle French eretical and from Medieval Latin haereticalis, from haereticus. See heretic.

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