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

Milton's heterodox opinions on divorce and the episcopacy


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

What is heretical is not only heterodox but is regarded as not merely erroneous but destructive of truth

a great Christian society defending itself against heretical anarchy from within— Belloc


heretical books


the propagation of heretical doctrines


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

Antonyms: orthodox

New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.


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  • Heterodox — Het er*o*dox, a. [Gr. ?; ? other + ? opinion; cf. F. h[ e]t[ e]rodoxe.] 1. Contrary to, or differing from, some acknowledged standard, as the Bible, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, and the like; not orthodox; heretical; said of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heterodox — HETERODÓX, Ă, heterodocşi, xe, adj. v. eterodox. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  HETERODÓX, Ă adj. v. eterodox. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  HETERODÓX, Ă adj. elem. eterodox …   Dicționar Român

  • Heterodox — Het er*o*dox, n. An opinion opposed to some accepted standard. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heterŏdox — (v. gr.), 1) andersmeinend, von einer öffentlich angenommenen Lehrnorm abweichend; bes. 2) unter den Protestanten von dem kirchlichen Lehrbegriff abweichend; daher 3) in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrh. der bes. seit Erscheinen der Allgemeinen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Heterodóx — (griech.), soviel wie andersdenkend, andersgläubig, wird im gewöhnlichen Sprachgebrauch fast ausschließlich von Meinungen und Urteilen über religiöse Gegenstände gebraucht, die von den kirchlich sanktionierten Ansichten und Bestimmungen abweichen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Heterodóx — (grch.), andersgläubig, von der festgestellten kirchlichen Lehre abweichend; Gegensatz orthodox (rechtgläubig); Heterodoxīe, Irrgläubigkeit …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Heterodox — Heterodox, andersgläubig, Jemand, der von den Grundsätzen der Kirche abweicht, zu der er gehört. Dagegen orthodox rechtgläubig bedeutet. s …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Heterodox — Heterodox, andersgläubig, dem orthodox entgegengesetzt, wie Heterodoxie der Orthodoxie …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • heterodox — index recusant, skeptical, unorthodox Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • heterodox — (adj.) 1630s, from Gk. heterodoxos, from heteros the other (see HETERO (Cf. hetero )) + doxa opinion, from dokein to appear, seem, think (see DECENT (Cf. decent)) …   Etymology dictionary

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