◄ Gnostic ►

1. (a.) Knowing; wise; shrewd.

2. (a.) of or pertaining to Gnosticism or its adherents; as, the Gnostic heresy.

3. (n.) One of the so-called philosophers in the first ages of Christianity, who claimed a true philosophical interpretation of the Christian religion. Their system combined Oriental theology and Greek philosophy with the doctrines of Christianity. They held that all natures, intelligible, intellectual, and material, are derived from the Deity by successive emanations, which they called Eons.

Albigensian Arian Catharist Donatist Ebionitist Erastian Gnostic Jansenist Jansenistic Jovinianist Jovinianistic Lollard Manichaean Monophysite Monophysitic Montanist Montanistic Pelagian Sabellian Waldensian Wyclifite affected antinomian artificial assumed bastard bogus brummagem colorable colored counterfeit counterfeited distorted doubtful dressed up dubious dummy emanationist embellished embroidered erroneous ersatz factitious fake faked fallacious FALSE falsified feigned fictitious fictive garbled heretical heterodox hylotheist hylotheistic illegitimate imitation inaccurate incorrect junky make-believe man-made mock nonofficial nonorthodox open to question pantheist pantheistic perverted phony pinchbeck pretended pseudo put-on quasi queer questionable self-styled sham shoddy simulated so-called soi-disant spurious supposititious synthetic tin tinsel titivated twisted unaccepted unapproved unattested unauthentic unauthenticated unauthoritative uncanonical uncertified unchecked unconfirmed uncorroborated undemonstrated ungenuine unnatural unofficial unorthodox unproved unreal unscriptural unsound untrue unvalidated unverified unwarranted warped wrong


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