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

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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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