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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 Indo-European roots).]
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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]
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het•er•o•dox(ˈhɛt ər əˌdɒks)
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)]
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|Adj.||1.||heterodox - characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards|
unorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"
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adjective unorthodox, dissident, heretical, revisionist, unsound, iconoclastic, schismatic They were generally treating heterodox ideas as un-American.
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heterodox[ˈhetərədɒks] ADJ → heterodoxo
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heterodox[ˈhɛtərədɒks] adj (= unorthodox) → hétérodoxe
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