heterodox


heterodox
heterodox, heretical are comparable when they mean not in conformity with orthodox beliefs or teachings.
What is heterodox is at variance with accepted doctrines, especially of religion or science, or interpretations (as of the Bible or the Constitution), or with views regarded as authorized by reason, revelation, tradition, or convention
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Milton's heterodox opinions on divorce and the episcopacy

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Darwin's contemporaries were slow in accepting his heterodox theory of the origin of species

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What is heretical is not only heterodox but is regarded as not merely erroneous but destructive of truth
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a great Christian society defending itself against heretical anarchy from within— Belloc

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heretical books

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the propagation of heretical doctrines

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Galileo's writings championing the heterodox Copernican theory of the solar system were condemned by the Inquisition as heretical

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Antonyms: orthodox

New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.

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