Definition: Orthodox

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From orthodoxus, from orthodoxos, from orthos + doxa.


  1. Conforming to the established, accepted or traditional faith or religion.
  2. Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted.


  • (adhering to whatever is traditional, customary, accepted): conventional, conservative, mainstream


  • (adhering to whatever is traditional, customary, accepted): liberal, outlandish, unorthodox
  • (adhering to established religious doctrine or tradition): heretic, unorthodox, heterodox

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