Definition of heterodox in English:

heterodox

Line breaks: het¦ero|dox
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ)dɒks
 
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adjective

Derivatives

heterodoxy

noun
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  • If their voices become dominant, they will poison the discourse and polarize Catholic intellectual life between obscurantist orthodoxy and arcane heterodoxy.
  • His overeagerness to prove a ‘scientific’ point has led him to extreme heterodoxy.
  • Indeed, the real object of these various sexual heterodoxies is to disestablish the family as the central institution of human society, the citadel of orthodoxy.

Origin

early 17th century (originally as a noun denoting an unorthodox opinion): via late Latin from Greek heterodoxos, from heteros 'other' + doxa 'opinion'.

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