Associations to the word «Heretic»

Wiktionary

HERETIC, noun. Someone who, in the opinion of others, believes contrary to the fundamental tenets of a religion he claims to belong to.
HERETIC, adjective. (archaic) Heretical; of or pertaining to heresy or heretics.

Dictionary definition

HERETIC, noun. A person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.
HERETIC, noun. A person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion).

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats