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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 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

References in classic literature ?
Already I was considered heterodox if not treasonable, and I was keenly alive to the danger of my position; nevertheless I could not at times refrain from bursting out into suspicious or half-seditious utterances, even among the highest Polygonal and Circular society.
Dean's question, which struck me as something heterodox. She proceeded:
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.
It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodox religionist, was to be scourged out of the town, or an idle or vagrant Indian, whom the white man's firewater had made riotous about the streets, was to be driven with stripes into the shadow of the forest.
Grant, to whom the proud consciousness of the Indian sounded a little heterodox, “and it never will desert him.
Examining these heterodox pronouncements a little more closely, however, we may possibly perceive their truth.
The duchess took a brilliantly heterodox view--thought it the least susceptible organ of its kind that she had ever encountered, related examples of its want of susceptibility, and at last declared that for her the Italians were a people of ice.
A lot of research work has been produced during the last three decades or so in this regard, mainly by heterodox economics through specialised fields such as institutional, new institutional, organisational and behavioural economics, bringing forth the importance of institutions as an endogenous determinant of economic growth, macroeconomic stabilisation and in addressing equity concerns.
Haidt's high-flying pep talk took place in late June at Heterodox Academy's annual conference.
Haidt is the co-founder of the Heterodox Academy and Mashek is its executive director.
At Heterodox Academy, we've had a front row seat for the recent trials and tribulations of American higher education.
GOVERNOR of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Godwin Emefiele, has attributed the success story recorded by t banks in recent times to the adoption of heterodox macroeconomic policies.