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Meaning of heathen

hea•then

Pronunciation: (hē'un), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -thens, -then,
—n.
  1. an unconverted individual of a people that do not acknowledge the God of the Bible; a person who is neither a Jew, Christian, nor Muslim; pagan.
  2. an irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized person.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to heathens; pagan.
  2. irreligious, uncultured, or uncivilized.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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