heathenism definition

  • noun:
    • paganism, heathendom
    • unchristian condition or condition
    • The spiritual system or rites of a heathen nation; idolatry; paganism.
    • The ways or morals usually prevalent in a heathen country; lack of knowledge; rudeness; barbarism.
    • Heathen systems of faith or morals; pagan practice or belief; paganism.
    • Heathenish manners or condition; the degraded or uncultured condition of these that uninfluenced by Christianity; barbarism; lack of knowledge; irreligion: as, the heathenism associated with the slums.
    • some of numerous religions apart from Christianity or Judaism or Islamism

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