unorthodoxy

noun
un·​or·​tho·​doxy | \ ˌən-ˈȯr-thə-ˌdäk-sē How to pronounce unorthodoxy (audio) \

Definition of unorthodoxy

1 : the quality or state of being unorthodox
2 : something (such as an opinion or doctrine) that is unorthodox

Examples of unorthodoxy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as the unorthodoxy of the Trump presidency has collided with the crisis of a global pandemic, handshakes have tended to suggest something else: defiance. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "After the Handshake," 11 May 2020 Yet the unorthodoxy of his open collar was on message. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "Democratic Debate 2019: Andrew Yang’s Bold Lack of a Tie," 28 June 2019 Yet the unorthodoxy of his open collar was on message. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "Democratic Debate 2019: Andrew Yang’s Bold Lack of a Tie," 28 June 2019 Trump has built his presidency on his unpredictability and unorthodoxy. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Donald Trump's disastrously bad week in Washington," 14 May 2017 Furthermore, the use of the word queer to acknowledge unorthodoxy and to encapsulate subversive counter-cultures provides an echo of earlier definitions. Peter Jeary, NBC News, "What’s in a Word? ‘Queer British Art’ Exhibit Explores the Question," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of unorthodoxy

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unorthodoxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unorthodoxy. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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