Deist to Deletery
(De"ist) n. [L. deus god: cf. F. déiste. See Deity.] One who believes in the existence of a God,
but denies revealed religion; a freethinker.
A deist, as denying a revelation, is opposed to a Christian; as, opposed to the denier of a God, whether
atheist or pantheist, a deist is generally denominated theist. Latham.
Syn. See Infidel.
(De*is"tic*al) a. Pertaining to, savoring of, or consisting in, deism; as, a
deistic writer; a deistical book.
The deistical or antichristian scheme.I. Watts.
(De*is"tic*al*ly), adv. After the manner of deists.
(De*is"tic*al*ness), n. State of being deistical.
(De"i*tate) a. Deified. [Obs.] Cranmer.
(De"i*ty) n.; pl. Deities (- tiz). [OE. deite, F. déité, fr. L. deitas, fr. deus a god; akin to divus
divine, Jupiter, gen. Jovis, Jupiter, dies day, Gr. di^os divine, Zey`s, gen. Dio`s, Zeus, Skr. deva
divine, as a noun, god, daiva divine, dyo sky, day, hence, the sky personified as a god, and to the first
syllable of E. Tuesday, Gael. & Ir. dia God, W. duw. Cf. Divine, Journey, Journal, Tuesday.]
1. The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the
Supreme Being is seen in his works.
They declared with emphasis the perfect deity and the perfect manhood of Christ.Milman.
2. A god or goddess; a heathen god.
To worship calves, the deitiesMilton. The Deity, God, the Supreme Being.
This great poet and philosopher [Simonides], the more he contemplated the nature of the Deity, found
that he waded but the more out of his depth.Addison.
(De*ject") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dejected; p. pr. & vb. n. Dejecting.] [L. dejectus, p. p. of dejicere
to throw down; de- + jacere to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.]
1. To cast down. [Obs. or Archaic]
Christ dejected himself even unto the hells.Udall.
Sometimes she dejects her eyes in a seeming civility; and many mistake in her a cunning for a modest
2. To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten.
Nor think, to die dejects my lofty mind.Pope.
(De*ject"), a. [L. dejectus, p. p.] Dejected. [Obs.]
(||De*jec"ta) n. pl. [NL., neut. pl. from L. dejectus, p. p.] Excrements; as, the dejecta of the