Synonyms and Antonyms of nonorthodox

  1. 1 deviating from commonly accepted beliefs or practices one of the few colonies to tolerate nonorthodox religious beliefs Synonyms dissentient, dissenting, dissident, heterodox, iconoclastic, maverick, nonconformist, heretical, out-there, unconventional, unorthodoxRelated Words free-spirited, freethinking, nontraditional; apostate, defecting, renegade; schismatic (also schismatical), sectarian, separatistAntonyms conforming, conformist, conventional, orthodox

  2. 2 not bound by traditional ways or beliefs a nonorthodox approach to teaching music Synonyms broad-minded, nonconventional, liberal, nontraditional, open-minded, progressive, radical, unconventional, unorthodoxRelated Words advanced, contemporary, modern; forbearing, indulgent, large-minded, lenient, permissive, tolerant; extreme; impartial, objective, unbiasedNear Antonyms hard, rigid, strict; doctrinal, dogmatic (also dogmatical); bigoted, blinkered, intolerant, narrow-minded; reactionary, unreconstructedAntonyms conservative, conventional, hidebound, nonprogressive, old-fashioned, orthodox, stodgy, traditional

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