nonorthodox

adjective

non·​or·​tho·​dox ˌnän-ˈȯr-thə-ˌdäks How to pronounce nonorthodox (audio)
1
a
: not conforming to established doctrine
… teaches nonorthodox Christian doctrine …The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia)
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

Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonorthodox was in 1819

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“Nonorthodox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonorthodox. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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