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From orthodox +‎ -ly.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɔːθədɒksli/
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orthodoxly (comparative more orthodoxly, superlative most orthodoxly)

  1. In a correct or proper way; conventionally; correctly. [from 17th c.]
    • 1778, Abraham Tucker, The Light of Nature Pursued, III.12:
      if, after a season of thoughtlessness, you perceive your understanding on a sudden lively to discern, and your will vigorous to pursue heavenly things, you may orthodoxly conclude there has been an effusion, not that there is one now.
    • 1925, Scudder Klyce, Sins of Science, XXV.1:
      Biology is orthodoxly the part of science that deals directly with the phenomena of living matter.
    • 1930, "Don Juan", Time, 31 Mar 1930:
      So great was Ariel’s success and that of the similar Disraeli that readers might have expected Maurois to treat Shelley's friend and fellow-poet in the same style. But no miniature in enamel is this orthodoxly lengthy, appendixed, annotated biography of Byron.
  2. In a religiously orthodox way; in accordance with accepted religious doctrine. [from 17th c.]
    • 1980, Agehananda Bharati, The Ochre Robe:
      He wears a turban, he puts on his sandal mark every morning, he bathes and eats and marries and dies orthodoxly; he probably begets children orthodoxly.
    • 1990, LP Harvey, Islamic Spain, 1250 to 1500, p. 91:
      The teaching here is orthodoxly Islamic, the preoccupation with assessing the relation of works to faith is very much of the European fifteenth century.