Simple Definition of heterodox
: not agreeing with established beliefs or standards
Examples of heterodox
<a Christian clergyman with a very heterodox opinion on the divinity of Jesus>
<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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