heterodox

[het-er-uh-doks]
adjective
1.
not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, especially in theology; unorthodox.
2.
holding unorthodox doctrines or opinions.

Origin:
1610–20; < Greek heteródoxos of another opinion, equivalent to hetero- hetero- + dóx(a) opinion (Compare dokeîn to think, suppose) + -os adj. suffix

heterodoxly, adverb
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heterodox (ˈhɛtərəʊˌdɒks)
 
adj
1.  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]
 
'heterodoxy
 
n

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heterodox
1619, from Gk. heterodoxos, from heteros "the other" + doxa "opinion."
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Example sentences
This article is wonderfully complementary to this existing, largely heterodox,
  literature in economics.
Indeed, being cognizant of the work of others often trumps original and
  heterodox thinking.
My heterodox views can live within this movement, as many other heterodox views
  do.
The paper concludes that a trace perturbation smaller than observational
  uncertainties allows substantially heterodox physics.
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