Definition of unconventional
- an unconventional outfit
- an unconventional thinker
Her lifestyle is rather unconventional.
the Shakers acquired their name because of their unconventional practice of dancing with shaking movements during worship
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: very different from the things that are used or accepted by most people : not traditional or usual : not conventional
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