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het·er·o·dox

 (hĕt′ər-ə-dŏks′)
adj.
1. Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma.
2. Holding unorthodox opinions.

[Greek heterodoxos : hetero-, hetero- + doxa, opinion (from dokein, to think; see dek- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

heterodox

(ˈhɛtərəʊˌdɒks)
adj
1. (Theology) at variance with established, orthodox, or accepted doctrines or beliefs
2. holding unorthodox opinions
[C17: from Greek heterodoxos holding another opinion, from hetero- + doxa opinion]
ˈheteroˌdoxy n

het•er•o•dox

(ˈhɛt ər əˌdɒks)

adj.
1. not in accordance with established doctrines, esp. in theology.
2. holding unorthodox doctrines or opinions.
[1610–20; < Greek heteródoxos of another opinion =hetero- hetero- + -doxos, adj. derivative of dóxa belief, opinion (akin to dokeîn to think, suppose)]
het′er•o•dox`ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heterodox - characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
unorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"

heterodox

adjective unorthodox, dissident, heretical, revisionist, unsound, iconoclastic, schismatic They were generally treating heterodox ideas as un-American.
Translations

heterodox

[ˈhetərədɒks] ADJheterodoxo

heterodox

[ˈhɛtərədɒks] adj (= unorthodox) → hétérodoxe

heterodox

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Dean's question, which struck me as something heterodox.
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Then Clare, thrown by sheer misery into one of the demoniacal moods in which a man does despite to his true principles, called her close to him, and fiendishly whispered in her ear the most heterodox ideas he could think of.
Examining these heterodox pronouncements a little more closely, however, we may possibly perceive their truth.
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