unorthodox

adjective
un·​or·​tho·​dox | \ ˌən-ˈȯr-thə-ˌdäks How to pronounce unorthodox (audio) \

Definition of unorthodox

: not orthodox

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Other Words from unorthodox

unorthodoxly adverb

Examples of unorthodox in a Sentence

a time when people with unorthodox religious views were banished from the colony raised by an aunt, whose unorthodox parenting practices made for a strange but fun childhood
Recent Examples on the Web The Wolbachia approach is unorthodox, and involves releasing live mosquitoes into people’s backyards. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 10 June 2021 His unorthodox methods including solo workouts and mind-numbing repetitions of sit-ups and push-ups that made Lloyd both physically and mentally tough. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 Nakazawa’s embrace of local ingredients is unorthodox for sushi masters from Tokyo, even among those who venture abroad. WSJ, 25 May 2021 Smith’s approach to the game, however, is a bit unorthodox. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 7 May 2021 This conclusion had been arrived at partly because of the unorthodox way Oxford scientists had designed their trial. Nathan Vardi, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 The brisk market for pardons reflects the access peddling that has defined Mr. Trump’s presidency as well as his unorthodox approach to exercising unchecked presidential clemency powers. New York Times, 17 Jan. 2021 Fueling the speculation has been the unorthodox practices of the contractors, who have been conducting physical examinations of the ballots, including inspecting their weight and thickness and examining folds on ballots under microscopes. BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2021 Fueling the speculation has been the unorthodox practices of the contractors, who have been conducting physical examinations of the ballots, including inspecting their weight and thickness and examining folds on ballots under microscopes. Rosalind Helderman, Anchorage Daily News, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of unorthodox

1629, in the meaning defined above

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“Unorthodox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unorthodox. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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unorthodox

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unorthodox

: different from what is usually done or accepted

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