Definition of "heretical" []

  • Of or relating to heresy or heretics. (adjective)
  • Characterized by, revealing, or approaching departure from established beliefs or standards. (adjective)
  • A person who maintains beliefs contrary to the established teachings of the Church (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "heretical" in a sentence
  • "MARTIN: What do you say to those who argue that this kind of discussion is, I'm not going to use the word heretical, because I think that has its own sort of theological meaning, but I mean it's cherry picking."
  • "While the cults, sects, and small mindedness of the mobs grew, the loss of those with a real higher understanding became larger and larger, as they die and more control by the mobs, brainwashing in heretical ideas takes hold."
  • "Yet I have never seen anyone committed to community-building undermine community development simply by the expression of heretical ideas."