Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State of being heathen or like the heathen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being heathen.
  • n. The countries inhabited by heathens; heathendom.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She is one sister that is tried of this heathenness activity in Washington DC!

    S--- My Dad Says heading from Twitter to TV | EW.com

  • Taking the heathenness a bit further, sometimes I believe it is perfectly acceptable, especially when transcribing a conversation, to contract it further to a'ight.

    Alright Already!

  • And I was only fifteen, alii kapo over them by blood of heathenness and right of hereditary heathen rule, with a penchant for Jules Verne and shortly to sail for England for my education!

    Shin-Bones

  • Christianity was now to be brought face to face with heathenness, which fact our author seems to have recognized under all his terror.

    Stories of Childhood

  • And perchance he would not have refused this honor if he might thereby turn them from their heathenness and make of them good Christians.

    Margery — Volume 06

  • The aristocratic front row felt itself to be too intimate with civilization to care much about it; and the three arm-chairs, or rather that special one which contained Mrs. Proudie, considered that there was a certain heathenness, a pagan sentimentality almost amounting to infidelity, contained in the lecturer's remarks, with which she, a pillar of the Church, could not put up, seated as she was now in public conclave.

    Framley Parsonage

  • But to this piece of learned heathenness -- say'st thou the Scot met him in the desert? "

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 08 — Fiction

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