heterodox

Part of speech: adjective

At variance with a commonly accepted belief.

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Usage examples "heterodox":

  1. To bewilder him yet more the Countess persisted in fixing her eyes upon his heterodox apparel, and Mr. George became conscious and uneasy. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. Her aunt had been shocked and distressed by her heterodox sentiments, and had spent many hours in prayer for her niece's conversion, while Vanna, in her turn, had been fully as shocked at the old woman's conventional ideas. - "A Question of Marriage", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
  3. I suppose he hasn't more than fifteen parishioners in a thousand who would understand him if he did, and of these probably twelve would join in a complaint to his Bishop about the heterodox tone of his sermon. - "The Damnation of Theron Ware", Harold Frederic.