Definition of orthodox adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɔːθədɒks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrθədɑːks//
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  1. 1(especially of beliefs or behaviour) generally accepted or approved of; following generally accepted beliefs synonym traditional orthodox medicine He is very orthodox in his views. opposite unorthodox compare heterodox
  2. 2 following closely the traditional beliefs and practices of a religion an orthodox Jew
  3. 3Orthodox belonging to or connected with the Orthodox Church
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Greek orthodoxos (probably via ecclesiastical Latin), from orthos ‘straight ’or‘ right’ + doxa ‘opinion’.Extra examples I am not a very orthodox kind of counsellor. This is the strictly orthodox view. At that time the orthodox view was that secondary education should be selective. He pioneered what was to become the orthodox mode of social research. More orthodox scholars scoff at such theories. There is increasing cooperation between alternative and orthodox medicine. They presented a challenge to the more orthodox political parties.
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