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ORTHODOX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Orthodox mean? 

ORTHODOX (adjective)
  The adjective ORTHODOX has 3 senses:

1. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism
2. adhering to what is commonly accepted
3. of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church

  Familiarity information: ORTHODOX used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORTHODOX (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Jewish-Orthodox; Orthodox

Context example:

Orthodox Judaism

Domain category:

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)

Pertainym:

Judaism (the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud)


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Meaning:

Adhering to what is commonly accepted

Context example:

an orthodox view of the world

Similar:

conventional; established (conforming with accepted standards)

antiheretical (opposed to heresy)

canonic; canonical; sanctioned (conforming to orthodox or recognized rules)

conforming; conformist (adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion))

traditional (pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines)

unreformed (unaffected by the Reformation)

Also:

conservative (resistant to change)

standard (established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence)

Attribute:

orthodoxy (the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion))

Antonym:

unorthodox (breaking with convention or tradition)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

Eastern Orthodox; Greek Orthodox; Russian Orthodox; Orthodox

Domain category:

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)

Pertainym:

Orthodox Church (derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites)


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