un·​or·​tho·​doxy ˌən-ˈȯr-thə-ˌdäk-sē How to pronounce unorthodoxy (audio)
: the quality or state of being unorthodox
: something (such as an opinion or doctrine) that is unorthodox

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And as a man of the theater who directed plays by the likes of Pirandello and Beckett, Camilleri was no stranger to unorthodoxy. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 There was no point in questioning the unorthodoxy of starting the waterfowl season this late in the day. Christine Cunningham, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Sep. 2021 His occasional instincts to unorthodoxy seem not to be accompanied by the spine to force them on the city’s encrusted forces of inertia. The Editors, National Review, 21 June 2021 For all her social unorthodoxy, Isabella was also an intellectual, fluent in both French and Italian, who ran in scholarly social circles who read Dante for their book club. Stefanie Waldek, House Beautiful, 16 Apr. 2021 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, 11 May 2020 Yet the unorthodoxy of his open collar was on message. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, 28 June 2019 Yet the unorthodoxy of his open collar was on message. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, 28 June 2019 Trump has built his presidency on his unpredictability and unorthodoxy. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 14 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unorthodoxy was in 1701

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“Unorthodoxy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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