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orthodox

or·tho·dox

orthodox

 
 
pronunciation:
or th daks
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: adhering to or in accordance with long-established religious beliefs, laws, and practices.
My parents are orthodox in all religious matters.We celebrate the Sabbath in the orthodox manner.
synonyms:
canonical
definition 2: adhering to the Christian faith as represented in the early church creeds.
The faith of orthodox Christians includes a belief in the second coming of Christ.
similar words:
evangelical
definition 3: (cap.) of, concerning, or designating the Eastern Christian churches, such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox churches, or Orthodox Judaism or Jews.
Cupolas are often seen atop Russian Orthodox churches.
definition 4: of, concerning, or following that which is customary, generally approved, or conventional.
She'd begun to question orthodox methods of language teaching and decided to emphasize fluency over grammatical correctness.Her parents held the orthodox view that a woman is a more natural caretaker of children than a man.
synonyms:
canonical, conservative, conventional, traditional
antonyms:
avant-garde, eccentric, erratic, heretical, heterodox, unconventional, unorthodox
similar words:
accepted, canonical, customary, dogmatic, established, prevailing, proper, recognized, routine, standard
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Word Parts
The word orthodox contains the following parts:
dox, dogma Greek root that means opinion, belief
ortho Greek root that means straight, vertical, perpendicular; correct