Definition of unconventional in English:

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unconventional

Pronunciation: /ˌənkənˈven(t)SH(ə)n(ə)l/

adjective

Not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed: his unconventional approach to life
More example sentences
  • As a result of this unconventional approach, what we end up with is a film with dozens of Peter's voices, but without a voice of its own.
  • The rather unconventional approach to criminals had its pros and cons, analysts said.
  • This production uses some radical techniques and tries to explore unconventional approaches.
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unconventionality

Pronunciation: /ˌənk(ə)nˌven(t)SHəˈnalədē/
noun
Example sentences
  • After all, what exactly is the distinction between eccentricity, nonconformity, unconventionality, difference, disorder, and criminality?
  • ENFPs have a great deal of zany charm, which can ingratiate them to more stodgy types in spite of their unconventionality.
  • And the man who ‘dared to take the halo off Gandhi to have a conversation with the man’ in ‘Hey Ram’ has decided to continue his march down the road of unconventionality.

unconventionally

Pronunciation: /ˌənk(ə)nˈven(t)SH(ə)n(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • As the face of the National Lotto campaign, his hair remains unconventionally long and his minimal beard - recently dyed by Taylor Ferguson in Glasgow - is an attention-seeking purple.
  • Plus it's too notoriously remembered for it's own good - but few people can ever give you a valid reason why, except perhaps that it was really unconventionally slow and ecologically aware compared with its peers of that era.
  • But as Keynes once remarked, failing conventionally is often less harmful to a professional reputation than succeeding unconventionally.

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Syllabification: un·con·ven·tion·al

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