Heathen

[h_ˈiː_ð_ə_n], [hˈiːðən], [hˈiːðən]

Definitions of heathen:

  1.   An individual of the pagan or unbelieving nations, or those which worship idols and do not acknowledge the true God; a pagan; an idolater.
  2.   Pagan; without the knowledge or fear of God.
  3.   An unbeliever when Christianity prevailed in cities alone: an inhabitant of an unchristian country: a pagan: an irreligious person.
  4.   An irreligious person.
  5.   Heathenish.
  6.   a person who does not acknowledge your God
  7.   Barbarous; unenlightened; heathenish.
  8.   Irreligious; scoffing.
  9.   One of a non- Christian people; a pagan: idolater.
  10.   Pert. to; pagan; gentile; the heathen, idolaters.
  11.   One who knows not the true God; a worshipper of idols; a pagan; a very ignorant person.
  12.   of Heathen
  13.   One who is ignorant of the true God; a pagan; idolater.
  14.   One who does not worship the God of the Jew or the Christian; a pagan; a rude, barbarous, irreligious person.
  15.   not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam
  16.   Gentile; pagan; as, a heathen author.
  17.   Gentile; pagan; irreligious.
  18.   Pagan, irreligious.

Antonyms for heathen:

enlightened, polished, humane, refined, well-bred, cultured, civilized, polite, religious, urbane, sophisticated, genteel.


Quotes for heathen:

  1. If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls. – Roland Allen
  2. However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums. – David Bowie
  3. Nearly all the synth work on Heathen is mine and some of the piano. – David Bowie
  4. The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity. – Carl Jung
  5. If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen even though they may despise me. – Saint Patrick
  6. I'm a heathen when it comes to marriage. – Greta Scacchi
  7. I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place. – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  8. But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches' bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government- yes, a Labour government- is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools. – Polly Toynbee
  9. So stick up ivy and the bays, and then restore the heathen ways, green will remind you of the Spring, though this great day denies the thing, and mortifies the earth, and all, but your wild revels, and loose hall. – Henry Vaughan
  10. Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches. – George Whitefield
  11. I didn't mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen – Jeanette Winterson

Usage examples for heathen:

  1. Other heathen things she's got put away somewheres. ” – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  2. The heathen did not wait for the steel, and most of them escaped, for darkness fell suddenly upon the forest. ” – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  3. This had resulted in a lawsuit, which ended in leaving the parties much as they were before, except that it was a virtual triumph for the heathen and his uncanny rejoicings on the Sabbath became more intolerable than ever. ” – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  4. He that chastiseth the heathen shall not he correct? ” – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  5. And the face of the young fellow of the automatic devices was like the face of the devout missionary who has just put something over on the heathen – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  6. “ I worshipped him like a heathen – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  7. “ I should be a heathen to allow you to do so. ” – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  8. Horn lantern in hand he led them through the warm June darkness, and on the way answered many questions as to the folk of these parts, and their strange worship of sun and moon and wandering light of heaven; " but in a brief while," he said, " all these heathen matters will be put by, when you have taught them the new faith." ” – A Child's Book of Saints by William Canton
  9. Oh, what a heathen I have been to- day! ” – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  10. He could do far more for the simple- hearted heathen than for Jews who believed themselves to be wise and religious. ” – Child's Story of the Bible by Mary A. Lathbury
  11. These opinions have clearly sprung from heathen examples. ” – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  12. “ I guess I ben settin' the hens o' my hand over against the heathen an' the orphans. ” – Friendship Village by Zona Gale
  13. Here were the heathen scattered, and the cross And holy image first were planted here; Here rest St. Louis' ashes, and from hence The troops went forth who set Jerusalem free. ” – The Maid of Orleans A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  14. After he got into bed, he said to the nurse, " I have forgotten to pray for the heathen and I must get out of bed and pray for them." ” – Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen. by Dr. John Scudder
  15. Everyone knows they were heathen shrines and hateful to Jehovah. ” – Hebrew Life and Times by Harold B. Hunting
  16. “ I didn't of course anticipate playing such a heathen trick on you as cutting you out. ” – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  17. It was from that place that he directed his missionary effort in India and found the long- sought opportunity to serve his Master in that heathen land. ” – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  18. Most of the heathen tribes are now entirely or in part converted to Christianity, or have at least settled round their missions. ” – The Friars in the Philippines by Ambrose Coleman
  19. “ Raleigh was authorized, therefore, to hold by homage heathen lands, not actually possessed and inhabited by Christian people, which he might discover within the next six years. ” – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  20. Aye, I recollect the heathen well enough. ” – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover

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