heretical heretical  /hə ˈrɛ tɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Because Roman Catholics believe that theirs is the one only True Church, they are discouraged from attending heretical or schismatic religious servicesi.
  2. Many Evangelicals have been taught that Mormonism is a cult with a heretical understanding of Scripture and doctrine.
  3. This apparent dismissal of certainties seemed heretical, perhaps even godless.

News

  1. AP PHOTOS: Egypt's Sufis thrive despite attacks

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Sufi Muslims say their places of worship are under threat by rising radicalism, as shrines sacred to them are coming under attack by Islamist hard-liners who deem them heretical.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. AP PHOTOS: Egypt's Sufis flock to shrines in ancient tradition despite attack from hard-liners

    CAIRO — Egypt's Sufi Muslims say their places of worship are under threat by rising radicalism, as shrines sacred to them are coming under attack by Islamist hard-liners who deem them heretical.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Debunking The Narrative Of Silicon Valley's Innovation Might

    Mariana Mazzucato at TEDGlobal, June 2013 (photo: James Duncan) This is going to sound completely heretical to everything Forbes has stood for over 96 years (and The Economist for a few decades longer than that) but here goes: The real innovation engine in the global economy is not the entrepreneurial class
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. These pressures may even prompt European governments to _ "heretical as it may sound," Robinson said _ expand or adjust the strictly controlled regions where certain wines can be produced.
    on May 25, 2008 By: Jancis Robinson Source: FOXNews

  2. "The purpose of Newspeak," wrote Orwell, "was to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all, and Oldspeak [standard English] forgotten, a heretical thought: would be...
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: George Orwell Source: Media Monitors Network

  3. "You will be seeing a defined concrete industry policy in the future. I am actually a long-term believer in industry policy - that may be heretical in certain quarters," Mr Rudd said.
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Kevin Rudd Source: NEWS.com.au

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