What is another word for heterodoxy?

Pronunciation: [hˈɛtɹə͡ʊdˌɒksi] (IPA)

When it comes to synonyms for the word "heterodoxy," there are several options. One option is "unorthodoxy," which refers to beliefs or practices that are not in line with the established norms of a particular religion or society. Another synonym is "heresy," which refers specifically to a belief that goes against the doctrines of a particular religion. "Nonconformity" is yet another synonym, describing any behavior or belief that deviates from the accepted norms of a group. Other synonyms for "heterodoxy" include "dissent," "deviance," "freethinking," and "unconventionality." Regardless of the specific term used, all of these synonyms refer to a departure from the established norms or beliefs.

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What are the hypernyms for Heterodoxy?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Heterodoxy?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for heterodoxy (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for heterodoxy?

Heterodoxy is a term used to describe beliefs or opinions that are not in line with accepted doctrine or religious tenets. Antonyms for heterodoxy include orthodoxy, conformity, tradition, conservatism, and piety. Orthodoxy represents the opposite of heterodoxy as it refers to the standard or approved beliefs of a particular group. It implies the presence of a specific set of rules or dogma that everyone adheres to. Conformity, on the other hand, refers to the act of being in harmony with established norms or regulations. Tradition and conservatism signify the preservation of conventional beliefs and practices. Piety represents a high level of religious devotion or reverence towards religious traditions.

What are the antonyms for Heterodoxy?

Usage examples for Heterodoxy

Pope himself was alarmed when he discovered that he had slipped unawares into heterodoxy.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century"
Leslie Stephen
heterodoxy develops the intellect, orthodoxy smothers it.
"Theological Essays"
Charles Bradlaugh
He is said to have suffered imprisonment for his heterodoxy.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations"
Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

Famous quotes with Heterodoxy

  • Orthodoxy is my doxy - heterodoxy is another man's doxy.
    William Warburton
  • A genuine first-hand religious experience like this is bound to be a heterodoxy to its witnesses, the prophet appearing as a mere lonely madman. If his doctrine prove contagious enough to spread to any others, it becomes a definite and labeled heresy. But if it then still prove contagious enough to triumph over persecution, it becomes itself an orthodoxy; and when a religion has become an orthodoxy, its day of inwardness is over: the spring is dry; the faithful live at second hand exclusively and stone the prophets in their turn. The new church, in spite of whatever human goodness it may foster, can be henceforth counted on as a staunch ally in every attempt to stifle the spontaneous religious spirit, and to stop all later bubblings of the fountain from which in purer days it drew its own supply of inspiration.
    William James
  • After hearing incessantly that the people follow him without sense or discretion, heis liable to fall a victim of the delusion which he has created, and to imagine that he possesses some personal attraction, by virtue of which he is followed.He will diverge from the authorized track... From habit, the people will move a little in his erratic course.He soon becomes monomaniac, and is abandoned except by a few stragglers as crazy as himself; while he interprets the abandonment into ingratitude or heterodoxy, and grows scurrilous, turbulent, and impotent.
    Alexander Bryan Johnson
  • How can there be a religion which has no rigid dogmas demanding belief on pain of eternal damnation, no theological postulates, even no fixed theology, no credo distinguishing it from antagonistic or rival religions? How can there be a religion which has no papal head, no governing ecclesiastic body, no church, chapel or congregational system, no binding religious form of any kind obligatory on all its adherents, no one administration and discipline? For the Hindu priests are mere ceremonial officiants without any ecclesiastical authority or disciplinary powers and the Pundits are mere interpreters of the Shastra, not the lawgivers of the religion or its rulers. How again can Hinduism be called a religion when it admits all beliefs, allowing even a kind of high-reaching atheism and agnosticism and permits all possible spiritual experiences, all kinds of religious adventures? The only thing fixed, rigid, positive, clear is the social law, and even that varies in different castes, regions, communities. The caste rules and not the Church; but even the caste cannot punish a man for his beliefs, ban heterodoxy or prevent his following a new revolutionary doctrine or a new spiritual leader.
    Sri Aurobindo

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