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NOUN (1)

1. a person who does not acknowledge your god;
[syn: heathen, pagan, gentile, infidel]


1. not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam;
[syn: heathen, heathenish, pagan, ethnic]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Heathen \Hea"then\ (h[=e]"[th]'n), a. 1. Gentile; pagan; as, a heathen author. "The heathen philosopher." "All in gold, like heathen gods." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Barbarous; unenlightened; heathenish. [1913 Webster] 3. Irreligious; scoffing. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Heathen \Hea"then\ (h[=e]"[th]'n; 277), n.; pl. Heathens (-[th]'nz) or collectively Heathen. [OE. hethen, AS. h[=ae][eth]en, prop. an adj. fr. h[=ae][eth] heath, and orig., therefore, one who lives in the country or on the heaths and in the woods (cf. pagan, fr. pagus village); akin to OS. h[=e][eth]in, adj., D. heiden a heathen, G. heide, OHG. heidan, Icel. hei[eth]inn, adj., Sw. heden, Goth. hai[thorn]n[=o], n. fem. See Heath, and cf. Hoiden.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. An irreligious person. [1913 Webster] If it is no more than a moral discourse, he may preach it and they may hear it, and yet both continue unconverted heathens. --V. Knox. [1913 Webster] The heathen, as the term is used in the Scriptures, all people except the Jews; now used of all people except Christians, Jews, and Mohammedans. [1913 Webster] Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance. --Ps. ii. 8. Syn: Pagan; gentile. See Pagan. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "heathen": Gothic, Philistine, agnostic, allotheist, allotheistic, animist, animistic, atheist, atheistic, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, bibliolatrous, bookless, chthonian, deceived, disbeliever, disbelieving, doubting, ethnic, faithless, fetishistic, functionally illiterate, gentile, godless, grammarless, heathenish, heretic, heretical, hoodwinked, idol worshiping, idolater, idolatress, idolatric, idolatrical, idolatrous, idolistic, ill-educated, illiterate, infidel, infidelic, irreligious, led astray, lowbrow, minimifidian, misinformed, misinstructed, mistaught, nonbeliever, nonintellectual, nullifidian, pagan, paganish, paganistic, pagano-Christian, pantheistic, polytheist, polytheistic, primitive, profane, rude, savage, sceptic, sceptical, secularist, unbeliever, unbelieving, unbooked, unbookish, unbooklearned, unbriefed, unchristian, uncivilized, uncultivated, uncultured, unedified, uneducated, unenlightened, unerudite, unguided, uninstructed, unintellectual, unlearned, unlettered, unliterary, unread, unrefined, unscholarly, unschooled, unstudious, untaught, untutored, zoolatrous