paganism

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pa·gan

 (pā′gən)
n.
1. An adherent of a polytheistic religion in antiquity, especially when viewed in contrast to an adherent of a monotheistic religion.
2. A Neopagan.
3. Offensive
a. One who has no religion.
b. An adherent of a religion other than Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.
4. A hedonist.

[Middle English, from Late Latin pāgānus, from Latin, country-dweller, civilian, from pāgus, country, rural district; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

pa′gan adj.
pa′gan·dom (-dəm) n.
pa′gan·ism n.

paganism

1. a hedonistic spirit or attitude in moral or religious matters.
2. the beliefs and practices of pagans, especially polytheists.
3. the state of being a pagan. — paganist, n., adj. — paganistic, adj.
See also: Religion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paganism - any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
druidism - the system of religion and philosophy taught by the Druids and their rites and ceremonies
Translations
وثَنِيَّه، عِبادَة الأوْثان
pohanství
hedenskab
pogányság
heiîni
pohanstvo

paganism

[ˈpeɪgənɪzəm] Npaganismo m

paganism

[ˈpeɪgənɪzəm] npaganisme m

paganism

nHeidentum nt

pagan

(ˈpeigən) adjective
not belonging to any of the major world religions. pagan tribes; pagan gods.
noun
a person who does not belong to any of the major world religions.
ˈpaganism noun