Adjective "orthodox" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice.
  1. 'orthodox medical treatment'
  2. 'According to the Association of Reflexologists, the therapy is not intended as a substitute for orthodox medical treatment.'
  3. 'For 150 years, it fell from orthodox medical practice.'
  4. 'There is a very profoundly conservative side to Newman's thought which appeals to traditionalists and those who wish to maintain the orthodox tradition.'
  5. 'Like orthodox Muslims, they prayed five times a day, though not facing Mecca.'
  6. 'He follows the orthodox code and strictly observes the Sabbath from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, so there is an obvious impact on his political life.'
  7. 'Others come from more orthodox religious traditions, readily linking parapsychology with its heterodox metaphysical precursors.'
  8. 'As in orthodox economics, the practitioners of econophysics fall into either the deductive or empirical camps.'
  9. 'My philosophy is normal orthodox philosophy, such as has come down from the Indians through the Greeks, to Spinoza.'
  10. 'The fundamentalist is always trying to conform his or her experience to his or her orthodox belief, to his or her fundamentalism.'
  11. 'There are also those who believe in reincarnation who would appear to have no orthodox religion.'
  12. 'a relatively orthodox artist'
  13. 'She came from an orthodox family and her father's political leanings provided her an opportunity to meet political leaders.'
  14. 'Yes, she is thoroughly orthodox, but her concern for truth is far deeper than mere orthodoxy and harmony with tradition.'
  15. 'She was as hip in her outlook as her parents were orthodox.'
  16. 'This has been explained by the conservative and orthodox mindset and a tradition where dance and music were more popular than visual arts of painting and sculpture.'
  17. 'Branch, back in for the first time since Boxing Day, ran hard but without much joy and was replaced just after the hour by the more orthodox Ben Muirhead.'
Of the ordinary or usual type; normal.
  1. 'Mr Wood acknowledged that most routine orthodox types of surgery were currently performed without the need for blood products.'
  2. 'Not much about Grimaud's career has been predictable or orthodox.'
  3. 'One aspect of these changes was the weakening of the orthodox heterosexual double standard.'
Relating to Orthodox Judaism.
  1. 'everyone I knew was Orthodox'
  2. 'He is an Orthodox Jew who teaches Rabbinic Studies in California.'
  3. 'Do they apply only to Orthodox Jews, all Jews, part of humankind or all of humanity?'
  4. 'He acted as head of the Los Angeles Beth Din or Orthodox Jewish rabbinical court.'
  5. 'There are excesses to be found in celebrations of Orthodox Jews as there are in those of Jews of other affiliations.'
  6. 'Instead of Wall Street, the son has made the spiritual life as an Orthodox Jew his primary focus.'
  7. 'Our world offers things that both accelerate and impede our jobs as Orthodox Jews.'
  8. 'Glatt remained an Orthodox Jew but also a true European of the old school.'
  9. 'I do cannot understand how an Orthodox Jewish site can allow such an article to be published.'
  10. 'It tells the stories of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian.'
  11. 'Sounds like the liberal Jewish complaint against the Orthodox synagogue.'
Relating to the Orthodox Church.
  1. 'On the basis of this principle, an approach to the Anglican and the Orthodox churches has been sought.'
  2. 'Ben is now the pastor emeritus of the Orthodox Christian Reformed Church of Cambridge Ontario.'
  3. 'There were many faithful Orthodox and Protestant bishops, pastors and evangelists.'


1. of, relating to, or conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc.

2. of, relating to, or conforming to beliefs, attitudes, or modes of conduct that are generally approved.

3. customary or conventional, as a means or method; established.

4. sound or correct in opinion or doctrine, especially theological or religious doctrine.

5. conforming to the Christian faith as represented in the creeds of the early church.

6. (initial capital letter) of, relat

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be orthodox in religions."

"majorities can be orthodox in teachings."

"majorities can be orthodox in beliefs."

"careers can be orthodox for years."

"aims can be orthodox in positions."

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Late Middle English: from Greek orthodoxos (probably via ecclesiastical Latin), from orthos ‘straight or right’ + doxa ‘opinion’.