heterodox


het·ero·dox

adjective \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌdäks, ˈhe-trə-\

: not agreeing with established beliefs or standards

Full Definition of HETERODOX

1
:  contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion :  unorthodox, unconventional <heterodox ideas>
2
:  holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines

Examples of HETERODOX

  1. <a Christian clergyman with a very heterodox opinion on the divinity of Jesus>
  2. <her heterodox approach to teaching science initially met with some resistance from her peers>

Origin of HETERODOX

Late Latin heterodoxus, from Greek heterodoxos, from heter- + doxa opinion — more at doxology
First Known Use: circa 1650

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