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heterodox

Definition:

characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more heterodox

Superlative:

most heterodox

Similar to:

unorthodox

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

dissident | heretical

Etymology:

(originally as a noun denoting an unorthodox opinion): via late Latin from Greek...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Heterodoxy

in a religious sense means "any opinions or doctrines at variance with an official or orthodox position". Under this definition, heterodoxy is similar to unorthodoxy, while the adjective "heterodox" could be applied to a dissident. Heterodoxy is also... (38 of 1569 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Heterodoxy

Collins Dictionary:

heterodox | heterodoxy [noun, derived]

at variance with established, orthodox, or accepted doctrines or beliefs | holding unorthodox opinions (13 of 348 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heterodox

Merriam-Webster:

heterodox | unorthodox [synonym, sense-specific] | unconventional [synonym, sense-specific] | dissentient [synonym, sense-specific] | dissenting [synonym, sense-specific] | dissident [synonym, sense-specific] | heretical [synonym, sense-specific] | iconoclastic [synonym, sense-specific] | maverick [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion; "unorthodox", "unconventional" | holding ... (18 of 138 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/heterodox

Oxford Dictionary:

heterodox | heterodoxy [derived]

not conforming with accepted or orthodox standards or beliefs (9 of 52 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/heterodox

Macmillan British Dictionary:

heterodox [formal]

heterodox beliefs are not in agreement with the principles taught by a society or a religion (16 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heterodox

New World Dictionary:

heterodox

departing from or opposed to the usual beliefs or established doctrines, especially in religion; inclining toward heresy; unorthodox (18 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heterodox

American Heritage Dictionary:

heterodox

Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma. | Holding unorthodox opinions. (15 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heterodox

Cambridge Dictionary:

heterodox [formal] | heterodoxy [noun, derived]

(of beliefs, ideas or activities) different and in opposition to generally accepted beliefs or standards (15 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heterodox

Wiktionary:

heterodox

Of or pertaining to creeds, beliefs, or teachings, especially religious ones, that are different from the norm ('orthodox'), but not sufficiently different to be called heretical. (26 of 27 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heterodox

Random House Dictionary:

heterodox

not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, especially in theology; unorthodox. | holding unorthodox doctrines or opinions. (19 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/heterodox

Britannica Encyclopedia:

heresy

a theological doctrine or system rejected as false by ecclesiastical authority. Heresy differs from schism in that the heretic sometimes remains in ... (22 of 606 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/263008​/heresy

Columbia Encyclopedia:

heresy | apostasy

in religion, especially in Christianity, beliefs or views held by a member of a church that contradict its orthodoxy, or core doctrines. It's ... (23 of 249 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0823479​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

heterodox

at variance with established or accepted beliefs or theories, especially in the field of religion (15 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617681​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

heterodox

First use: early 17th century

Origin: (originally as a noun denoting an unorthodox opinion): via late Latin from Greek heterodoxos, from heteros "other" + doxa "opinion"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/heterodox

New World Dictionary:

heterodox

Origin: ecclesiastical Classical Greek heterodoxos from Greek hetero-, "hetero-" + doxa, opinion, akin to dokein, to think, seem: see "decent"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heterodox

American Heritage Dictionary:

heterodox

Origin: Greek heterodoxos: hetero-, hetero- + doxa, opinion (from dokein, to think; see dek- in Indo-European roots).

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heterodox

Online Etymology:

heterodox

First use: 1630s

Origin: Greek heterodoxos, from heteros "the other" + doxa "opinion", from dokein "to appear, seem, think".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=heterodox

Collins Dictionary:

heterodox

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Greek heterodoxos holding another opinion, from hetero- + doxa opinion

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heterodox

Merriam-Webster:

heterodox

First use: about 1650

Origin: Late Latin heterodoxus, from Greek heterodoxos, from heter- + doxa opinion

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/heterodox

Encarta Dictionary:

heterodox

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek heterodoxos from heteros "the other" + doxa "opinion"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617681​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

heterodox

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heterodox"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heterodox

Macmillan British Dictionary:

heterodox [formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heterodox"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heterodox

Macmillan American Dictionary:

heterodox [formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heterodox"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/heterodox

Cambridge Dictionary:

heterodox [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "heterodox"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "heterodox"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heterodox

the Free Dictionary:

heterodox

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "heterodox"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "heterodox"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "heterodox" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/heterodox

Google Dictionary:

heterodox

Audio: English pronunciation of "heterodox"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

heterodox

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heterodox"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=hetero​12 word=heterodox

YourDictionary Audio:

heterodox

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heterodox" by speech synthesizer

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