heretic heretic  /ˈhɛ rə tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
  2. (n) a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The enthusiasm of these new-style heretic hunters is being fanned by a number of antiquarians.
  2. Because I have written a blunt call for reform in Islam, a Dutch newspaper assigned her to interview meheretic to heretic.
  3. For years he was reviled as an archtraitor of Communism, the heretic who destroyed the unity of the Marxist faith.

News

  1. Jason Reitman, Jon Favreau, Paul Feig to appear in Kevin Pollak's comedy documentary

    By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Veteran comedian Kevin Pollak has signed on to direct the documentary "Misery Loves Comedy" for producers Becky Newhall of Newaley Pictures and Burton Ritchie and Ben Galecki of Heretic Films. "Misery Loves Comedy" will explore the mind of the stand-up comic and all those who choose to write or perform comedy as a profession. ...
    on September 4, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Kevin Pollack to Direct Documentary Misery Loves Comedy

    Kevin Pollak will direct the documentary Misery Loves Comedy for producers Becky Newhall of Newaley Pictures and Burton Ritchie and Ben Galecki of Heretic Films, it was announced today.
    on September 4, 2013     Source: Coming Soon

Quotes

  1. Beck concluded, "Al Gore's version of climate change has no longer become science. It's dogma. And if you question it, you are a heretic. : The debate is not over. I have a feeling it's just beginning."
    on May 3, 2007 By: Beck Source: Think Progress

  2. "Now if a Republican is seen working on something with a Democrat, you are seen as a heretic," said Mr. Boehlert, who tries to create consensus approaches at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
    on Dec 27, 2009 By: Sherwood Boehlert Source: New York Times

  3. "But if you really want to know what it's like to be a 16th-century heretic, try saying you're a bit skeptical about man-made global warming," writes Harry Mount in the Daily Telegraph.
    on May 27, 2008 By: Harry Mount Source: The Daily Reckoning

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