Traditional vs Orthodox - What's the difference?

traditional | orthodox |


As adjectives the difference between traditional and orthodox

is that traditional is of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the scriptures while orthodox is conforming to the established, accepted or traditional doctrines of a given ideology, faith or religion.

traditional

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  • I think her traditional values are antiquated .
  • Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  • In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  • Antonyms

    * nontraditional, non-traditional * untraditional

    Derived terms

    * traditionally

    orthodox

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Conforming to the established, accepted or traditional doctrines of a given ideology, faith or religion.
  • * 2005 , Alister E McGrath, Iustitia Dei :
  • Five important modifications were made by the Pietists to the orthodox doctrine of justification, each corresponding to a distinctive aspect of the movement's agenda.
  • * 2009 , Andrew Brown, The Guardian , 23 Dec 2009:
  • ‘These speakers are academics who have specialised in Islamic sciences and are well respected in scholarly circles. It is grossly unjust to suggest that they belong to some fringe ideology rather than orthodox Islam.’
  • Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted.
  • Viable for a long time, viable when dried to low moisture content.
  • Synonyms

    * (adhering to whatever is traditional) conventional, conservative

    Antonyms

    * (conforming to the established faith) heretical, unorthodox, heterodox * (adhering to whatever is traditional) liberal, outlandish, unorthodox * (viable for a long time) recalcitrant