Imminent vs Heresy - What's the difference?

imminent | heresy |


As an adjective imminent

is about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.

As a noun heresy is

(religion) a doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from roman catholic dogma.

imminent

English

(Imminence)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
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  • Usage notes

    * Imminent and eminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Imminent'' is also sometimes confused with ''immanent . * Said of danger, threat and death.

    Synonyms

    * inevitable * immediate * impending

    Derived terms

    * imminence * imminently

    heresy

    English

    (wikipedia heresy)

    Alternative forms

    *

    Noun

    (heresies)
  • (religion) A doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from Roman Catholic dogma.
  • * 1968 , History of Western Civilization, edited by Heyes, Baldwin & Cole, p.47. Macmillan. Library of Congress 67–13596
  • Heresy meant deliberate departure from the accepted doctrines of the church. It was intellectual and spiritual dissent and concerned the beliefs of Christianity, not the morals of its adherents.
  • A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy or science.
  • See also

    * schism * Arianism * monophysism * Nestorianism * Pelagianism

    References