V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: disagreement with established opinions

Synonyms: dissent, abnormality, heresy

Antonyms: orthodoxy

Tips: The adjective heterodox is synonymous with unorthodox and unconventional. Use the noun heterodoxy in place of "heresy" or "dissent" to describe the belief system of someone who is unorthodox or unconventional in his or her beliefs.

Usage Examples:

Copernicus's theory that the earth revolved the sun was heterodoxy at a time when the earth was thought to be the center of the universe. (heresy, dissent)

His political beliefs are radical and heterodox. (unorthodox, unconventional) adjective

If you want new ideas, you need to encourage heterodoxy. (unconventional thinking)

Some people remember the hippy movement as national heterodoxy, while others remember it as a time of free thinking. (heresy, dissent, disagreement)

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