heterodox

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἑτερόδοξος (heteródoxos), from ἕτερος (héteros, other, another, different) + δόξα (dóxa, opinion).

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heterodox (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to creeds, beliefs, or teachings, especially religious ones, that are different from orthodoxy, or the norm, but not sufficiently different to be called heretical.
    The Church of Alexandria in Egypt is considered heterodox, not heretical.
    • 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, chapter XVI:
      Do you believe such people are happy in the other world, sir? {...} I declined answering Mrs. Dean’s question, which struck me as something heterodox.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French hétérodoxe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɦeː.tə.roːˈdɔks/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: he‧te‧ro‧dox
  • Rhymes: -ɔks

Adjective[edit]

heterodox (not comparable)

  1. heterodox (deviating from some orthodoxy, whether religious or ideological)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of heterodox
uninflected heterodox
inflected heterodoxe
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial heterodox
indefinite m./f. sing. heterodoxe
n. sing. heterodox
plural heterodoxe
definite heterodoxe
partitive heterodox

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Romanian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

heterodox m or n (feminine singular heterodoxă, masculine plural heterodocși, feminine and neuter plural heterodoxe)

  1. Alternative form of eterodox

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