heathenish

[ hee-thuh-nish ]
/ ˈhi ðə nɪʃ /

adjective

of or relating to heathens: heathenish practices of idolatry.
like or befitting heathens; barbarous.

Nearby words

  1. heath wren,
  2. heath, sir edward richard george,
  3. heathberry,
  4. heathen,
  5. heathendom,
  6. heathenism,
  7. heathenize,
  8. heather,
  9. heathery,
  10. heathfowl

Origin of heathenish

before 900; Old English hǣthenisc. See heathen, -ish1

Related formshea·then·ish·ly, adverbhea·then·ish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for heathenish

heathenish

/ (ˈhiːðənɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a heathen or heathen culture
Derived Formsheathenishly, adverbheathenishness, noun

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Word Origin and History for heathenish

heathenish

adj.

Old English hæðenisc; see heathen + -ish.

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