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.

Usage Examples:

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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