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heterodox

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of heterodox

  1. 1 deviating from commonly accepted beliefs or practices <a Christian clergyman with a very heterodox opinion on the divinity of Jesus> Synonyms dissentient, dissenting, dissident, heretical, iconoclastic, maverick, nonconformist, nonorthodox, out-there, unconventional, unorthodoxRelated Words free-spirited, freethinking, nontraditional; apostate, defecting, renegade; schismatic (also schismatical), sectarian, separatistAntonyms conforming, conformist, conventional, orthodox

  2. 2 not rigidly following established form, custom, or rules <her heterodox approach to teaching science initially met with some resistance from her peers> Synonyms informal, irregular, unceremonious, unconventional, unorthodoxRelated Words unauthorized, unofficial; casual, easygoing, familiar, free and easy, lax, loose, offhand, relaxed, ultracasualNear Antonyms correct, decorous, proper; constrained, inhibited, restrained, rigid, stiff, stuffy, uptightAntonyms ceremonial, ceremonious, conventional, formal, orthodox, regular, routine




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