Definition of Manichaean adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also Manichean) adjective
BrE BrE//ˌmænɪˈkiːən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmænɪˈkiːən//
(religion, philosophy)
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based on the belief that there are two opposites in everything, for example good and evil or light and dark We have already seen his Manichaean view of the world. the Manichaean idea that the soul is imprisoned in flesh
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