not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, especially in theology; unorthodox.
holding unorthodox doctrines or opinions.
- het·er·o·dox·ly, adverb
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How to use heterodox in a sentence
A couple hundred years ago, of course, the church or state could have just crushed such a heterodox movement.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico | Michael Schulson | November 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
McGibney is the first to acknowledge that his anti-bullying approach is heterodox.
For example, Stephens is very opposed to the state tolerating lots of little heterodox churches.
More than many, he understood the electoral attractions of a heterodox Democratic party.
He reminds me a bit of George Allen, but more moderate, cosmopolitan, and heterodox.
This heterodox opinion brought upon him a crowd of antagonistic replies, and amongst them the Rfutation of Bodin.
But we perceive nothing, on Christian theories, heterodox in the general position.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
Should add that Mayor was exceedingly popular politician of heterodox views.
It is apparent that Grotius had not sufficiently examined this subject, since he speaks of it in a manner so heterodox.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius | Jean Lvesque de Burigny
His heterodox brother—in the eighteenth century they both usually belonged to one family—leaves it out.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3) | John Morley
British Dictionary definitions for heterodox
at variance with established, orthodox, or accepted doctrines or beliefs
holding unorthodox opinions
- heterodoxy, noun
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