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heterodox

[het-er-uh-doks] /ˈhɛt ər əˌdɒks/
adjective
1.
not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, especially in theology; unorthodox.
2.
holding unorthodox doctrines or opinions.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Greek heteródoxos of another opinion, equivalent to hetero- hetero- + dóx(a) opinion (Compare dokeîn to think, suppose) + -os adj. suffix
Related forms
heterodoxly, adverb
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  • 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.
  • Though in this case the outrage was directed against a heterodox member of the community.
  • Even worse, there is some evidence from heterodox economics that more information doesn't necessarily make for better decisions.
British Dictionary definitions for heterodox

heterodox

/ˈhɛtərəʊˌdɒks/
adjective
1.
at variance with established, orthodox, or accepted doctrines or beliefs
2.
holding unorthodox opinions
Derived Forms
heterodoxy, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Greek heterodoxos holding another opinion, from hetero- + doxa opinion
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Word Origin and History for heterodox
adj.

1630s, from Greek heterodoxos, from heteros "the other" (see hetero-) + doxa "opinion," from dokein "to appear, seem, think" (see decent).

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