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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or having to do with heathens.
  • adj. Uncouth; barbarous.

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  • adj. Sort-of or somewhat like a heathen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the heathen; resembling or characteristic of heathens.
  • adj. Rude; uncivilized; savage; cruel.
  • adj. Irreligious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to gentiles or pagans; characteristic of or practised by the heathen: as, heathenish rites.
  • Hence Uncivilized; uncultured; rude; savage; degraded; cruel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

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