unconventional

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adjective un·con·ven·tion·al \-ˈvench-nəl, -ˈven(t)-shə-nəl\

Definition of unconventional

  1. :  not conventional :  not bound by or in accordance with convention :  being out of the ordinary <an unconventional outfit> <an unconventional thinker>

unconventionality

play \-ˌven(t)-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun

unconventionally

adverb

Examples of unconventional in a sentence

  1. Her lifestyle is rather unconventional.

  2. <the Shakers acquired their name because of their unconventional practice of dancing with shaking movements during worship>

1835

First Known Use of unconventional

1835


UNCONVENTIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

unconventional

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adjective un·con·ven·tion·al \-ˈvench-nəl, -ˈven(t)-shə-nəl\

Definition of unconventional for English Language Learners

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



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