Definitions of Ishmael
  1. noun
    (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes
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    any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
  2. noun
    a person who is rejected (from society or home)
    synonyms: castaway, outcast, pariah
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    heretic, misbeliever, religious outcast
    a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
    a pariah who is avoided by others
    Harijan, untouchable
    belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
    type of:
    unfortunate, unfortunate person
    a person who suffers misfortune
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