Definition of unorthodox in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈôrTHəˌdäks/


Contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted; not orthodox: he frequently upset other scholars with his unorthodox views
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  • I came up with matching words such as distinct, novel, unconventional, unorthodox.
  • They will be in all sorts of places, orthodox and unorthodox, and there will be lots to choose from.
  • Britten N. Lay views of drugs and medicines: orthodox and unorthodox accounts.
unconventional, unusual, radical, nonconformist, avant-garde, eccentric, maverick, strange, idiosyncratic;
heterodox, heretical, dissenting
informal off-the-wall, way out, offbeat, kooky



Example sentences
  • I will quote two of Finster's own unorthodoxly spelled and badly grammared word-filled paintings, and then show what the Smithsonian did.
  • I smiled politely; I'd definitely wanted to meet the man that could compose something so romantic, especially so unorthodoxly.
  • But soon the seemingly random lines began to come together into shapes and then objects, though unorthodoxly done.


Pronunciation: /ˌənˈôrTHəˌdäksē/
Example sentences
  • As Europe became exceedingly religious and superstitious, alchemists began to cloak their work in symbolism and mystery - after all, if no one could discern their purpose, they could not be accused of unorthodoxy.
  • All of this expresses very well a necessary order and a determinate process, but one into which freedom, unorthodoxy and the sphere of the gratuitous and spontaneous cannot penetrate.
  • Listeners to Lionel Blue's Thought for the Day on Radio 4's Today will be familiar with the rabbi's brand of affability, generosity, unorthodoxy, humour and homespun wisdom.

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Syllabification: un·or·tho·dox

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