Definitions

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  • adj. pagan

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to pagans; heathenish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Heathenish; pertaining to or characteristic of pagans.

Etymologies

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pagan +‎ -ish

Examples

  • Nor is Ellen Christian, she is a paganish New Ager.

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  • The anti-christian power succeeding in the room of the paganish -- the pope and councils, of the emperors and senate -- it was quickly confirmed that none should be suffered to live in peace who received not his mark and name, Rev. xiii.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • I reckon not among heretics; neither will their brain-sick, paganish follies be possibly comprehended under that definition of heresy which is now generally received.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Austin [141] tells the Manichees, the most paganish heretics that ever were, that they only raged and were high against them who knew not what it was to seek the truth and escape error.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • They not only rebuked gaming, drinking, and profanity, and stopped bear-baiting, but they closed all the theatres, forbade the Maypole dances of the people, condemned as paganish the observance of Christmas, frowned upon sculpture as idolatrous and indecent, and considered any bright color in dress as utterly incompatible with a proper sense of the seriousness of life.

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  • That there are some, I will not say how many, paganish grafts upon the laws, formalities, and ceremonies, as prescribed by the "Holy Church Universal" for its government and observance, is undeniable, but these probably do not materially affect the system.

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  • With Twelfth-tide this fair vision suffers a metamorphosis, blazoning out into the paganish saturnalia of bonfires, which in

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  • England, and the advancement of the Christian religion in those paganish regions, requiring but their lawful aid for repairing of his fleet, and supply of some necessaries, so far as conveniently might be afforded him, both out of that and other harbours adjoining.

    Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Voyage to Newfoundland

  • They were all satisfied when the General had shewed his commission, and purpose to take possession of those lands to the behalf of the crown of England, and the advancement of the Chirstian religion in those paganish regions, requiring but their lawful aid for repairing of his fleet, and supply of some necessaries, so far as conveniently might be afforded him, both out of that and other harbours adjoining.

    Sir Humphrey Gilbert’s Voyage to Newfoundland. Paras. 1-49

  • It was a wizened little paganish face, with sharp-cut features and a bald head.

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