unconventional


un·con·ven·tion·al

adjective \-ˈvench-nəl, -ˈven(t)-shə-nəl\

: very different from the things that are used or accepted by most people : not traditional or usual : not conventional

Full Definition of UNCONVENTIONAL

:  not conventional :  not bound by or in accordance with convention :  being out of the ordinary <an unconventional outfit> <an unconventional thinker>
un·con·ven·tion·al·i·ty \-ˌven(t)-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun
un·con·ven·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of UNCONVENTIONAL

  1. Her lifestyle is rather unconventional.
  2. <the Shakers acquired their name because of their unconventional practice of dancing with shaking movements during worship>

First Known Use of UNCONVENTIONAL

1835

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