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1. heresy

noun. ['ˈhɛrəsi'] any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position.

Synonyms

  • nonconformity
  • unorthodoxy
  • orientation
  • heterodoxy
  • nonconformism
  • iconoclasm

Antonyms

  • conformism
  • conformity
  • unbelief
  • displeased

Etymology

  • heresie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • haeresis (Latin)

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  • bureaucracy
  • candidacy
  • celibacy
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  • courtesy
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Example sentences of the word heresy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Any view that deviated from that established by the church could be construed as heresy and punished accordingly.

2. Adjective
Subsequently, heresy laws required frequent revision.

Quotes containing the word heresy


1. The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

2. I network like a Spanish Inquisitor. I am very good at extracting relevant information. And if you resist, you’ll only confirm your heresy.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Progress is born of doubt and inquiry. The Church never doubts, never inquires. To doubt is heresy, to inquire is to admit that you do not know—the Church does neither.
- Robert G. Ingersoll, Thomas Paine From 'The Gods and Other Lectures'

2. heresy

noun. ['ˈhɛrəsi'] a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion.

Synonyms

  • tritheism
  • content
  • Gnosticism
  • Marcionism
  • Pelagianism
  • Monothelitism
  • Catharism
  • Monophysitism
  • mental object
  • unorthodoxy
  • Nestorianism
  • Albigensianism
  • Zurvanism
  • cognitive content
  • Arianism

Antonyms

  • monotheism
  • approval
  • disapproval
  • belief

Etymology

  • heresie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • haeresis (Latin)
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