unconventional

adjective un·con·ven·tion·al \ ˌən-kən-ˈvench-nəl , -ˈven(t)-shə-nᵊl \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of unconventional

: not conventional : not bound by or in accordance with convention : being out of the ordinary
  • an unconventional outfit
  • an unconventional thinker

unconventionality

play \ˌən-kən-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

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First Known Use of unconventional

1835


UNCONVENTIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

unconventional

adjective

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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