nonorthodox

adjective
non·​or·​tho·​dox | \ ˌnän-ˈȯr-thə-ˌdäks How to pronounce nonorthodox (audio) \

Definition of nonorthodox

1a : not conforming to established doctrine … teaches nonorthodox Christian doctrine …The Virginian-Pilot
b : unconventional, unorthodox nonorthodox approaches are needed.— Elaine Ciulla Kamarck
2 non-Orthodox : of or relating to branches of Judaism other than Orthodox Judaism non-Orthodox prayer services

First Known Use of nonorthodox

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Nonorthodox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonorthodox. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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