from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a heretical way, or to a heretical extent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an heretical manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a heretical manner; with heresy.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

heretical +‎ -ly


  • In heretically reductive heavy-metal terms, Megadeth is the Rolling Stones to Metallica's Beatles: more dangerous, more unhinged, more given to self-destruction and a nagging lack of luck.

    Brazen Beats and Metal Mayhem

  • The best supporting actress prize to Octavia Spencer, for The Help, will nettle those who find this movie highly sucrose and even suspect, and who felt that, heretically, it might have been more interesting for Melissa McCarthy's out-and-out comedy performance in Bridesmaids to have been rewarded.

    Bafta missed their chance to break The Artist's silence

  • There are, of course, idiotic mystery novels published every month, but they are not what tempt me (an otherwise stalwart fan and critical apostle for the genre) to take Wilson's scorn seriously; rather, it's the elaborately executed twizzler of a tale that unwinds into pointlessness that moves me to heretically entertain the truth of Wilson's famous sneer: "Who Cares Who Murdered Roger Ackroyd?"

    Book review of Elizabeth George's 'This Body of Death'

  • Then, heretically, he declared there had been more freedom under the Shah, suggesting that the current regime was probably not configured the way that God—and the people—wanted.

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

  • As it turned out, my childhood fantasies were just slightly less accurate than the theories of the paleontologists at the time who, I discovered decades later, had put the wrong head, that of Camarasaurus, on my beloved Brontosaurus skeleton at the American Museum of Natural History—and later heretically renamed the Bronto altogether, calling it Apatosaurus.


  • In between he attempted to explore the psychic realm, claimed there were extraterrestrial beings on a planet called Altair, and heretically called for a replacement religion for “puny and childish Christianity.”

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • I couldn't in all conscience recommend anyone to spend money on this collection, and I am wondering, heretically, if it is really such a shame that the third volume of the series never appeared.

    January Books 4) Again, Dangerous Visions

  • Let us venerate our Lady unceasingly but let us also not do so heretically.

    Tu gloria Ierusalem!

  • In fact, that's why, heretically, I liked the recent Beowulf and Grendel.

    Heroes for the Future

  • First of all, the 26 ANiC parishes are very content to be under the jurisdiction of Greg Venables and the Province of the Southern Cone rather than the heretically inclined Anglican Church of Canada.

    Hiltz Havoc « Anglican Samizdat


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.