Definition of unorthodox
: not orthodox
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 of unorthodox from the Web
In today’s world of cyber espionage, cellphone security experts say such a policy is not only unorthodox, but dangerous.
A motion that has been described as unorthodox and a capable curveball hasn't hurt, either.
So over the holiday weekend, on the 33rd anniversary of Christy’s disappearance, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department used an eerily unorthodox campaign to resurrect the girl’s story — by resurrecting the girl.
But the real star of this goal might be the highly-unorthodox, but very effective assist from Kevin Venegas.
The notion that Mr. Trump’s unorthodox behavior — the insults and personalized attacks that were once anathema to the presidency — might be trickling down the political food chain was echoed by others on Thursday.
Urias’ unorthodox training regimen had nothing to do with his recent slump.
Traditional medicine to fix the problem falls short, leaving Strange searching for unorthodox ways of healing.
Broadcasters felt the effect of Mr. Trump’s unorthodox approach to campaigning.
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UNORTHODOX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unorthodox for English Language Learners
: different from what is usually done or accepted
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