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heathenish

[hee-th uh-nish] /ˈhi ðə nɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to heathens:
heathenish practices of idolatry.
2.
like or befitting heathens; barbarous.
Origin
900
before 900; Old English hǣthenisc. See heathen, -ish1
Related forms
heathenishly, adverb
heathenishness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for heathenish

heathenish

/ˈhiːðənɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a heathen or heathen culture
Derived Forms
heathenishly, adverb
heathenishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for heathenish
adj.

Old English hæðenisc; see heathen + -ish.

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