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heathen (ˈhiːðən)
n , pl -thens, -then
1.  a person who does not acknowledge the God of Christianity, Judaism, or Islam; pagan
2.  an uncivilized or barbaric person
3.  (functioning as plural) the heathen heathens collectively
4.  irreligious; pagan
5.  unenlightened; uncivilized; barbaric
6.  of or relating to heathen peoples or their religious, moral, and other customs, practices, and beliefs
[Old English hǣthen; related to Old Norse heithinn, Old Frisian hēthin, Old High German heidan]

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