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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
orthodox (adjective)
1.
a) conforming to established doctrine especially in religion
b) - conventional
2.
capitalized of, relating to, or constituting any of various conservative religious or political groups as
a) - eastern orthodox
b) of or relating to Orthodox Judaism
orthodox (noun)
1.
one that is orthodox
2.
capitalized a member of an Eastern Orthodox church
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
orthodox (adjective)
1.
following or agreeing with established form, custom, or rules
SYNONIMS:
ceremonial, ceremonious, conventional, orthodox, regular, routine
RELATED WORDS:
authorized, certified, official, sanctioned; accepted, correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; formalistic, ritual, ritualistic; methodical ( methodic), orderly, systematic
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unauthorized, unofficial; graceless, improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitable
casual, freewheeling, informal, irregular, unceremonious, unconventional, unorthodox
orthodox (adjective)
2.
tending to favor established ideas, conditions, or institutions
SYNONIMS:
archconservative, brassbound, button-down ( buttoned-down), die-hard, hidebound, mossbacked, old-fashioned, old-line, old-school, orthodox, paleoconservative, reactionary, standpat, traditional, traditionalistic, ultraconservative, unprogressive
RELATED WORDS:
conventional, square; devoted, faithful, loyal, staunch ( stanch), steadfast, steady, true, true-blue; blimpish, neoconservative, Tory, ultraright, ultrarightist; dowdy, fogyish ( fogeyish), fuddy-duddy, ossified, set, stodgy; right, right-wing; antiliberal, antimodern, antiprogressive, antireform, antirevolutionary
NEAR ANTONYMS:
anticonventional, antiestablishment, antitraditional, extremist, radical, revolutionary; nonconformist; advanced, contemporary, modern; lefty, radical, ultraleft, ultraleftist, ultraprogressive, ultraradical
broad-minded, large-minded, liberal, nonconservative, nonconventional, nonorthodox, nontraditional, open-minded, progressive, unconventional, unorthodox
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