Orthodox

[ˈɔː_θ_ə_d_ˌɒ_k_s], [ˈɔːθədˌɒks], [ˈɔːθədˌɒks]

Definitions of orthodox:

  1.   ( religion) of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
  2.   Sound in opinion or doctrine, especially in religious doctrine; hence, holding the Christian faith; believing the doctrines taught in the Scriptures; - opposed to heretical and heterodox; as, an orthodox Christian.
  3.   Sound in doctrine: believing the received or established opinions, esp. in religion: according to the received doctrine.
  4.   Holding the accepted faith, belief, or doctrine; according to the accepted belief or doctrine.
  5.   Correct in doctrine.
  6.   Approved; conventional.
  7.   of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism; " Orthodox Judaism"
  8.   adhering to what is commonly accepted; " an orthodox view of the world"
  9.   Holding what is regarded as the correct opinion, especially in regard to religion.
  10.   Correct in doctrine; approved; accepted.
  11.   Sound in the Christian faith, as taught in the formularies of any particular Church; sound in opinion and doctrine; not heretical.
  12.   According or congruous with the doctrines of Scripture, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, or the like; as, an orthodox opinion, book, etc.
  13.   Orthedoxy.
  14.   ( religion) of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism; " Orthodox Judaism"
  15.   Orthodoxy.

Antonyms for orthodox:

broad-minded, unceremonious, nonconforming, revolutionist, inept, unofficial, out-there, maverick, revolutionary, indecorous, dissentient, nonconventional, unconventional, extremist, Avant, rabid, dissident, nontraditional, unbecoming, unorthodox, ultra, informal, unhappy, modern, avant-garde, infelicitous, reformed, unseemly, unauthorized, unfit, improper, progressive, casual, inappropriate, nonorthodox, fanatic, irregular, nonconformist, radical, heretical, iconoclastic, lefty, Unapt, cutting-edge, liberal, advanced, heterodox, large-minded, dissenting, contemporary, state of the art, open-minded, recusant, unsuitable, extreme, re-formed, incorrect, freewheeling, graceless.


Quotes for orthodox:

  1. One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth -century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian. – Mortimer Adler
  2. I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me! – Sally Field
  3. One and all, the orthodox creeds are crumbling into ruins everywhere. – John Fiske
  4. If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act. – Robert Jackson
  5. There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God. – Ryszard Kapuscinski
  6. Most Modern Orthodox are religious Zionists. Despite all differences and nuances among us, we consider the founding of the State a historic change. We accept it as something that came from Providence. – Norman Lamm
  7. Not all Modern Orthodox Jews, at the present juncture, identify with what the Israeli government does. In Israel many religious Zionists strongly oppose the government because of the disengagement. – Norman Lamm
  8. People that are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle -aged all their lives. – Walter Lippmann
  9. I can understand why Christians call us heretics. But most important, who will God call a heretic? From God's point of view, my revelation is deeply orthodox – Sun Myung Moon
  10. Today the eyes of orthodox Jews of earth are fixed upon Palestine. – Joseph Franklin Rutherford
  11. I do not believe in the divinity of Christ, and there are many other of the postulates of the orthodox creed to which I cannot subscribe. – William Howard Taft
  12. The only thing I oppose is persecuting of Eastern Orthodox priests and temples. – Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Usage examples for orthodox:

  1. He is one of the last voices of the old orthodox school, and I wish there were hundreds like him. ” – Robert F. Murray his poems with a memoir by Andrew Lang by Robert F. Murray
  2. “ I believe in Russia it's usually allowed that Providence has placed the orthodox Czar at the head of the nation, and that any attempt to obtain a constitution from him is simply flat rebellion and flying in the face of Providence. ” – Philistia by Grant Allen
  3. He argued the case strongly from the orthodox point of view, and I defended the more liberal theory. ” – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  4. May I take this opportunity of expressing his hope that this little volume may fulfil the author's purpose, namely to attract the attention of the orthodox Christian element in England to the Cause, and stimulate many thoughtful and spiritually minded individuals to seriously investigate the Teachings.... ” – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  5. “ He's very orthodox I'm told. ” – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  6. It has not only charmed me, but made me happier and better: it is fuller of Christianity than the most orthodox controversy in Christendom; and represents to my perception or imagination a perfect and beautiful embodiment of Christian outward life from the inward, purely and tenderly. ” – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  7. But we propose to make it orthodox as soon as possible. ” – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  8. “ A complete history of Greek religion ought, without doubt, to include at least the rise of Christianity and the growth of the Orthodox Church, but, of course, the present series of studies does not aim at completeness. ” – Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
  9. “ I suppose there is some orthodox way of breaking bad news, he says, but I never learned it. ” – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  10. Thought I should escape the orthodox body- guard. ” – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  11. The old- fashioned orthodox Christian" was frequently of this order. ” – The Heart of the New Thought by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  12. The friends are orthodox but shallow; " Who ever perished, being innocent?" ” – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  13. There are those who represent the most numerous, respectable, and would- be orthodox of the public, and are what may be called " Adamites," pure and simple. ” – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  14. But if Aerssens for the moment seemed quiet, the orthodox clergy were restive. ” – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  15. Of course they would have got married whether or not,- there is nothing like opposition for that kind of thing, and no doubt would have enjoyed it all the more for the fun of the thing, because there must be an excitement in a runaway match unknown to the orthodox affair. ” – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  16. After old age comes decay and the decline of the absolutely orthodox – Bohemian Society by Lydia Leavitt
  17. The Moreotes themselves paid dearly for the trust which they had placed in the orthodox Empress. ” – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  18. These words from the " Imitation of Christ" sound orthodox enough in our ears. ” – The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William de Witt Hyde
  19. The case of Henry Young Stilling has become a text in most orthodox books on the subject of prayer. ” – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  20. The wedding should be quiet, the quieter the better, but Esther must wear the orthodox attire, for he wished to keep the memory of a white- robed bride with him throughout life. ” – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey

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