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heretical Line breaks: her¦et|ic¦al
Pronunciation: /hɪˈrɛtɪk(ə)l/

Definition of heretical in English:


1Believing in or practising religious heresy: heretical beliefs a heretical theologian
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  • Apparently Sarah shall be condemned to the City of Dis for her heretical views.
  • I do not think there is anything sinful or heretical about such beliefs.
  • My job was not to persecute people for blasphemous advances of the sciences, or for heretical religious teachings.
1.1Holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted: I feel a bit heretical saying this, but I think the film has too much action
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  • Raising questions about Roe in mainstream feminist groups is considered heretical.
  • The heretical movements of the Middle Ages were basically movements of social protest.
  • Such a departure seemed heretical to other artists working with abstraction.


Pronunciation: /hɪˈrɛtɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • And yet, heretically, I have lots of sympathy with newspapers' attempts to be all things to as many readers as possible.
  • When Nicholas wrote to the Bulgarians attacking Greek practices, Photius replied by accusing the West of heretically altering the creed in saying that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and from the Son.
  • What if Michelangelo's famous panel illustrated ‘man’ being let go by God, or, heretically, even man ‘letting go’ of God?

Words that rhyme with heretical

alphabetical, arithmetical, hypothetical, metathetical, metical, parenthetical, poetical, prophetical, reticle, synthetical, theoretical
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