heathen definition

  • noun:
    • Offensive a person who adheres towards the faith of a people or nation that will not acknowledge the Jesus of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.
    • Offensive These types of persons regarded as an organization; the unconverted.
    • An adherent of a Neopagan religion that seeks to regenerate the spiritual thinking and techniques associated with ancient Germanic individuals.
    • Informal One who is viewed as irreligious, uncivilized, or unenlightened.
    • casual Such persons regarded as friends.
    • A person who cannot follow an Abrahamic religion; a pagan.
    • An uncultured or uncivilized person, philistine.
    • Alternative capitalization of Heathen (an adherent for the Germanic neo-pagan faith of Heathenry).
    • someone for the pagan or unbelieving nations, or those that worship idols and don't recognize the true Jesus; a pagan; an idolater.
    • An irreligious individual.
    • somebody who cannot acknowledge your god
  • adjective:
    • perhaps not adhering to an Abrahamic faith; pagan.
    • uncultured; uncivilized; savage, philistine.
    • Alternative capitalization of Heathen (pertaining or adhering to the Germanic neo-pagan trust Heathenry).
    • Gentile; pagan.
    • Barbarous; unenlightened; heathenish.
    • Irreligious; scoffing.
    • not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam
  • others:
    • One of a competition, country, or people who will not recognize the Jesus associated with the Bible, or such races, nations, or individuals collectively, especially when uncivilized or uncultured; person who is certainly not a Jew, Christian, or Mohammedan; a pagan.
    • In Scripture, using the definite article, the gentiles; those nations or individuals that didn't acknowledge Jehovah, the God of Jews, since the true Jesus; ergo, idolaters, from prevalence of idolatry among them.
    • Any irreligious, rude, barbarous, or unthinking person or class: as, the heathen yourself.
    • Pagan; gentile: because, heathen superstitions or customs.
    • Synonyms See gentile, n.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "heathen"
  • Quotes for "heathen"
  • Equivalent for "heathen"
  • Urban Dictionary for "heathen"
295 votes

How would you define heathen?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!