What is another word for heretic?

Pronunciation: [hˈɛɹətˌɪk] (IPA)

The word "heretic" refers to a person who doesn't conform to the accepted doctrines of a particular religion or faith. Synonyms for this word include nonconformist, dissenter, rebel, apostate, atheist, heathen, infidel, and non-believer. A nonconformist is someone who refuses to abide by the accepted norms of society or an organization. A dissenter is someone who disagrees with the official position of a group or organization. Rebel is someone who opposes or resists authority or social norms. Apostate is someone who abandons their religious beliefs or principles. Atheist, heathen, and infidel are synonymous terms that refer to a person who does not believe in a god or deity. Non-believer refers to someone who refuses to accept the religious worldview of others.

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  • Independent

    • Noun, singular or mass
      heresy.
  • Other Related

    • Noun, singular or mass
      cult.

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What are the opposite words for heretic?

Heretic is a term used to describe someone who holds beliefs or opinions that are different from those accepted by a particular religious or social group. Antonyms for the word heretic include conformist, orthodox, traditionalist, believer, and follower. A conformist is someone who follows established beliefs or practices, while an orthodox person adheres to the traditional and accepted doctrines of a religion. A traditionalist is someone who is attached to traditional cultural and social values, while a believer is someone who holds firm faith in a particular religious doctrine or ideology. Lastly, a follower is someone who follows the teachings and beliefs of a particular leader or group.

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Usage examples for Heretic

It was remembered that if the bridegroom was King of England and a heretic, he was also a Scotchman born and the grandson of the much-loved Mary of Scotland, who, it was said, was doubtless praying in heaven for his conversion.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes
When the hour of need came the English Catholics, recalling her benefits and dreading above all things the domination of the Puritans, did indeed for the most part rally loyally round her; but on the Continent it was chiefly remembered that she was the devoted wife of a heretic King, whose qualified mercy so prized at home seemed abroad but a mockery of the hopes of the royal marriage.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes
They remembered, no doubt, that their mistress was a princess of France, the daughter of the heretic Henry of Navarre.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes

Famous quotes with Heretic

  • Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
    Albert Camus
  • To try to fashion something from suffering, to relish our triumphs, and to endure defeats without resentment: all that is compatible with the faith of a heretic.
    Walter Kaufmann
  • A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.
    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
    Martin Luther
  • I can understand why Christians call us heretics. But most important, who will God call a heretic? From God's point of view, my revelation is deeply orthodox.
    Sun Myung Moon

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