Pagan vs Nicolaitan - What's the difference?

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pagan

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Relating to, characteristic of or adhering to non-Abrahamist religions, especially earlier polytheism.
  • ''Many converted societies transformed their pagan deities into saints.
  • (by extension, pejorative) Savage, immoral, uncivilized, wild.
  • Usage notes

    * When referring to modern paganism, the term is now often capitalized, like other terms referring to religions.

    Synonyms

    * (religion) heathenish * (civilisation) barbarian, barbaric (pejorative)

    Antonyms

    * (religion) Abrahamist, Judeo-Christian

    Hyponyms

    * pantheistic * nature-worshipping * neo-pagan

    Derived terms

    * paganism * neopagan * paganly

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person not adhering to any major or recognized religion, especially a heathen or non-Abrahamist, follower of a pantheistic or nature-worshipping religion, neopagan.
  • This community has a surprising number of pagans .
  • (by extension) (perjoritive, politically incorrect ) An uncivilized or unsocialized person
  • (perjoritive, politically incorrect ) Especially an unruly, badly educated child.
  • Synonyms

    * (heathen) paynim * (uncivilised) philistine, savage * (child) brat

    Coordinate terms

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    Derived terms

    * neo-pagan

    See also

    * atheist * heretic * infidel

    References

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    nicolaitan

    English

    Alternative forms

    * Nicholaitan

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A member of an early Christian sect, said to participate in certain pagan ceremonies.
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  • But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans', which also I hate....So hast thou also them that hold to the doctrine of the ' Nicolaitans .
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