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heathenism

[ hee-thuh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈhi ðəˌnɪz əm /
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noun
a belief or practice of heathens; idolatry.
barbaric morals or behavior; barbarism.
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Origin of heathenism

First recorded in 1595–1605; heathen + -ism
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