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1. orthodoxy

noun. ['ˈɔrθəˌdɑːksi'] the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion).

Synonyms

  • orthodox
  • unoriginality
  • conventionality
  • conventionalism
  • unorthodox
  • traditionality
  • traditionalism

Antonyms

  • unconventionality
  • orthodox
  • unorthodoxy
  • unorthodox

Etymology

  • ὀρθοδοξία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word orthodoxy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Depending on the orthodoxy (and finances) of the parents, this can be an elaborate affair.

Quotes containing the word orthodoxy


1. How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape.
- Christopher Hitchens

2. Extinguished theologians lie about the cradle of every science as the strangled snakes beside that of Hercules; and history records that whenever science and orthodoxy have been fairly opposed, the latter has been forced to retire from the lists, bleeding and crushed if not annihilated; scotched, if not slain.
- Thomas Henry Huxley, Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews

3. Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

2. orthodoxy

noun. ['ˈɔrθəˌdɑːksi'] a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards.

Synonyms

  • conformism
  • orientation

Antonyms

  • nonconformism
  • nonconformity
  • unconventional

Etymology

  • ὀρθοδοξία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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