Definition of heathenish in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhēT͟H(ə)niSH/ /ˈhið(ə)nɪʃ/


See heathen

‘A further description of Baker's performances was: ‘brazen-faced, heathenish dances… which, if permitted, are likely to provoke riots’ .’
  • ‘I am trying to save the children of God from the heathenish ways of the Devil.’
  • ‘Confronted with such evidence, it would have been understandable if Europeans had looked at tobacco as so inextricably entwined with heathenish practice that they would want nothing to do with the plant.’
  • ‘After the sermon they formed a ring, and with coats off sang, clapped their hands, and stamped their feet in a most ridiculous and heathenish way.’
  • ‘Tobacco's use in heathenish and healing rituals eventually would be replaced by its use in civilized medicine.’