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Definition of Heathen


  1. of Heathen
  2. An individual of the pagan or unbelieving nations, or those which worship idols and do not acknowledge the true God; a pagan; an idolater.
  3. An irreligious person.
  4. Gentile; pagan; as, a heathen author.
  5. Barbarous; unenlightened; heathenish.
  6. Irreligious; scoffing.

Heathen Quotations

If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen, even though they may despise me.
Saint Patrick

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

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

Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches.
George Whitefield

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
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Heathen Translations

heathen in German is heidnisch
heathen in Italian is etnico
heathen in Norwegian is hedensk, hedning
heathen in Spanish is pagano
heathen in Swedish is hednisk, hedning

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