- of, relating to, or characteristic of heretics or heresy.
Origin of heretical
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This is a heretical view and if it were left at that, I don't think much good would come of it.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Either way, the FSA-ISIS feud got worse after the McCain visit with the Northern Storm, which ISIS viewed as a heretical act.Obama Administration and Sotloff Family Battle Over Blame for Journalist’s Kidnapping
September 22, 2014
Son of God is so awful that it borders on godless—not sinful or heretical, just lacking true Spirit.‘Son of God’: Why Are Jesus Movies Always Lame?
Matthew Paul Turner
March 2, 2014
Conservatives have written the whole thing off as the heretical pursuit of the Bush administration.The Daily Beast Recommends
The Daily Beast
March 24, 2009
No book could be so heretical but he would read it, and read it carefully.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
He had told the zealots of the town of the new-comer's heretical mode of thinking.Dreamers of the Ghetto
After due examination it was condemned as heretical in 1615.Great Astronomers
R. S. Ball
But of all the heretical bodies in Bohemia the most influential were the Waldenses.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
Heretical worship was of a most licentious as well as disgusting kind.The Superstitions of Witchcraft
Word Origin and History for heretical
early 15c., from Middle French eretical and directly from Medieval Latin haereticalis, from haereticus (see heretic).