pagan

Part of speech: adjective

Heathenish.

Part of speech: noun

Paganism.

Part of speech: adjective

Heathenish; idolatrous.

Part of speech: noun

A worshiper of false gods; a heathen.

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Usage examples "pagan":

  1. And would even a grand old Pagan crave the presence beside his dead body for an hour of the night of a woman he did not esteem? - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. She had been named, as many another girl of the congregation, Margaret Leslie, after the minister's wife; she was a member of the church; she had been brought up to attend Sunday- school and mission band, and to be helpful in all social functions of the congregation; and withal she was frankly and happily, and entirely pagan. - "The End of the Rainbow", Marian Keith.
  3. Doubtless to some host of Patricius, a pagan like himself. - "Saint Augustin", Louis Bertrand.