What is another word for Manichee?

9 synonyms found


[ mˈanɪʃˌiː], [ mˈanɪʃˌiː], [ m_ˈa_n_ɪ_ʃ_ˌiː]

The word Manichee is derived from the name of the religious movement founded by the Persian prophet Mani in the 3rd century AD. It refers to a dualistic worldview that sees the world as being divided into two opposing forces of good and evil. However, there are several other synonyms for Manichee that you can use in your writing. These include dualistic, Gnostic, Manichaean, Zoroastrian, and diabolical. Each of these words has its own unique connotations and shades of meaning, but they all refer to a belief in the existence of two opposing forces in the world, whether they are seen as spiritual, philosophical, or moral.

Related words: Manichean dualism, good vs. evil, manicheeism vs. christianity, manicheism history, manicheeism beliefs, manichean principles, manicheeism vs. gnosticism

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    Usage examples for Manichee

    The outrages of Philagrius and Gregory were repeated by Syrianus and his successor, Sebastian the Manichee; and the evil work went on apace after the arrival of the new bishop in Lent 357. George of Cappadocia is said to have been before this a pork-contractor for the army, and is certainly no credit to Arianism.
    "The Arian Controversy"
    H. M. Gwatkin
    The East was drained of all available troops, and Sebastian the Manichee, the old enemy of Athanasius, was placed in command.
    "The Arian Controversy"
    H. M. Gwatkin
    It would have been a spell to exorcise the Manichee, methinks.
    "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith"
    George Meredith

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