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heterodox

[ het-er-uh-doks ]
/ ˈhɛt ər əˌdɒks /
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adjective
not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, especially in theology; unorthodox.
holding unorthodox doctrines or opinions.
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Origin of heterodox

1610–20; <Greek heteródoxos of another opinion, equivalent to hetero-hetero- + dóx(a) opinion (Compare dokeîn to think, suppose) + -os adj. suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM heterodox

het·er·o·dox·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for heterodox

heterodox
/ (ˈhɛtərəʊˌdɒks) /

adjective
at variance with established, orthodox, or accepted doctrines or beliefs
holding unorthodox opinions

Derived forms of heterodox

heterodoxy, noun

Word Origin for heterodox

C17: from Greek heterodoxos holding another opinion, from hetero- + doxa opinion
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