unorthodox


un·or·tho·dox

adjective \-ˈr-thə-ˌdäks\

: different from what is usually done or accepted

Full Definition of UNORTHODOX

:  not orthodox
un·or·tho·dox·ly adverb

Examples of UNORTHODOX

  1. <a time when people with unorthodox religious views were banished from the colony>
  2. <raised by an aunt, whose unorthodox parenting practices made for a strange but fun childhood>

First Known Use of UNORTHODOX

1657

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