cacodoxy

noun

caco·​doxy
ˈkakəˌdäksē
plural -es
: perverse teachings : heterodoxy

Word History

Etymology

Late Greek kakodoxia heretical opinion, from Greek kak- cac- + -doxia (from doxa opinion, from dokein to seem)

First Known Use

1716, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cacodoxy was in 1716

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“Cacodoxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cacodoxy. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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