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March 16, 2023

Word of the Day: Heterodox

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Word of the Day
: March 16, 2023

\HET-uh-ruh-dahks\ adjective

What It Means

A synonym of both unorthodox and unconventional, heterodox describes something, such an idea or belief, that is contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion. Heterodox can also describe a person or group that holds unorthodox opinions or doctrines.

// The columnist’s heterodox opinions on everything from dietary trends to the tax code made her a frequent lightning rod for criticism by the newspaper’s more old-fashioned readership.

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