hereafter, adv. 1. later, subsequently, then, by and by, presently, after this, after a time or while, afterwards, in the course or process of time, in the fullness of time, in due time or course; ultimately, finally, eventually; hence, henceforth, from this time on.
2. in the next life, beyond the grave, in heaven, in paradise; perpetually, continually, eternally, forever.
-n. 3. afterworld, afterlife, future world, future life, life after death, the beyond, the sweet by-and-by; heaven, Zion, the New Jerusalem, the heavenly city, the city of God, the celestial city; our Father's house, Abraham's bosom, the final home; Elysium, Elysian Fields, Islands of the Blessed, Valhalla, happy hunting grounds, paradise; immortality, perpetuity, deathlessness, eternity.
4. later life, the rest of life, subsequent life, ensuing years, remaining years, the future.
hereditary, adj. 1. inheritable, hereditable, heritable, transmissible, passable, transferrable; genetic, ge-netical, genesic, in the genes or blood, obtained by heredity, Biol, genic; congenital, innate, inborn, inherent, natural, native, natural-born, connate, connatural, in-generate, constitutional, intrinsic.
2. ancestral, lineal, geneological, geneologic, racial, tribal; family, in the family, maternal, paternal, patrimonial; inherited, passed down or on, transmitted, transferred; willed, bequeathed, left, obtained through inheritance, Law. devised; traditional, customary, age-old, ancient.
heredity, n. 1. genetics, interaction of genes, transmittal or transference of genetic characteristics, passing on of family traits.
2. inheritance, genetic makeup, congenital traits, constitution; blood, chromosomes, Genetics, genes.
heresy, n. 1. heterodoxy, unorthodoxy, heterodox belief; nonconformity, free thought, free thinking, iconoclasm; dissent, dissension, recusancy, infidelity, disloyalty.
2. apostasy, conversion; superstition, delusion; paganism, idolatry, idol worship; disbelief, unbelief, misbelief, skepticism; irreligion, impiety, agnosticism, atheism.
heretic, n. 1. dissenter, nonconformist, seceder; re nounce^ abjurer, repudiator, rejecter; deserter, renegade, apostate, recreant, defector, traitor; bolter, turncoat, retractor, recanter; tergiversator, straddler.
2. nonbeliever, disbeliever, unbeliever, denier, atheist; irreligionist, infidel, iconoclast.
3. skeptic, doubter, Pyrrhonist, nihilist, nullifidian; agnostic, freethinker, rationalist, materialist, positivist; heathen, pagan, idolater, idolist.
-adj. 4. heretical, iconoclastic. See - heretical.
heretical, adj. 1. unorthodox, heterodox, heretic, iconoclastic; agnostic, freethinking, rationalistic, materialistic, positivistic; skeptical, doubting, Pyrrhonis-tic, nihilistic; heathen, pagan, idolatrous.
2. backsliding, renouncing, repudiating; apostatizing, tergiversating.
3. disbelieving, unbelieving, nonbelieving, incredulous, atheistic; infidel, infidelic, Obs. unfaithful; impious, irreligious, irreverent.
heretofore, adv. formerly, previously, aforetime, before this time, Archaic, beforetime; in times past, in past ages, in days of yore; long ago, earlier, until now, hitherto.
heritage, n. 1. portion, share, birthright, lot; background, past, history; ancestry, ancestral line, dynasty; lineage, family, descent, birth, extraction, derivation, filiation; heredity, bloodline, pedigree, strain, stock, race.
2. due, deserts, measure, worth; promise, prospect, expectation; reward, compensation, recompense, remuneration; punishment, retribution, nemesis, Inf. what's coming to one.