V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. traditional and normal--widely accepted; 2. pertaining to Orthodox Judaism or the Eastern Orthodox religion
Synonyms: usual, traditional, normal, accepted, customary, conventional, established, conservative, devout, religious
Antonyms: unorthodox, non-traditional, eccentric, unusual, liberal
Tips: Orthodox is derived from the Greek orthodoxos, which means "having the right opinion." Something orthodox is considered "correct" in that it is in accordance with accepted beliefs. If something is unorthodox, it goes against common practice. Orthodox is synonymous with conventional.
The students loved his unorthodox teaching style. (unusual, eccentric)
She doesn't eat pork because she's an Orthodox Jew. (devout, conservative)
The school's orthodox teaching style didn't work for the girl because she needed more individualized attention, so her parents decided to send her to a non-traditional school. (traditional, conventional)
My grandfather has a rather orthodox view of the world and doesn't understand modern society's need for travel and fast communication. (traditional, conservative)
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