Difference between Heathen and Pagan

What is the difference between Heathen and Pagan?

Heathen as an adjective is not adhering to an abrahamic religion; pagan. while Pagan as an adjective is relating to, characteristic of or adhering to non-biblical religions, especially earlier polytheism.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: not adhering to an Abrahamic religion; pagan. uncultured; uncivilized; savage, philistine. pertaining to currents of Germanic neo-paganism known as Heathenry.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A person who does not follow an Abrahamic religion; a pagan. An uncultured or uncivilized person, philistine. Self-designation of some adherents of neo-paganism.

Example sentence: But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches' bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government - yes, a Labour government - is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: relating to, characteristic of or adhering to non-Biblical religions, especially earlier polytheism.savage, immoral, uncivilized, wild.pantheistic or nature-worshipping, neo-pagan.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A person not adhering to any major or recognized religion, especially a heathen or non-Christian (often derogatory).An uncivilized or unsocialized personEspecially an unruly, badly educated child.A follower of a pantheistic or nature-worshipping religion, a neopagan.

Example sentence: It is not classified as a pagan religion. The so-called New Age activities and this are not called religions and therefore don't come under the prohibition of mingling church and state that we have in this country.

We hope you now know whether to use Heathen or Pagan in your sentence.

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