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un·con·ven·tion·al

 (ŭn′kən-vĕn′shə-nəl)
adj.
Not adhering to convention; out of the ordinary.

un′con·ven′tion·al′i·ty (-shə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
un′con·ven′tion·al·ly adv.

unconventional

(ˌʌnkənˈvɛnʃənəl)
adj
not conforming to accepted rules or standards
ˌunconˌventionˈality n
ˌunconˈventionally adv

un•con•ven•tion•al

(ˌʌn kənˈvɛn ʃə nl)

adj.
not conventional; not bound by or conforming to convention.
[1830–40]
un`con•ven`tion•al′i•ty,n.
un`con•ven′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unconventional - not conforming to accepted rules or standardsunconventional - not conforming to accepted rules or standards; "her unconventional dress and hair style"
original - being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
conventional - following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
2.unconventional - not conventional or conformistunconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles"
conventional - following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
conventional - unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"
3.unconventional - not conforming to legality, moral law, or social conventionunconventional - not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"

unconventional

adjective
2. unorthodox, original, unusual, irregular, atypical, different, uncustomary The vaccine had been produced by an unconventional technique.
unorthodox normal, regular, usual, ordinary, typical

unconventional

adjective
Not usual or ordinary:
Slang: offbeat.
Translations
nekonvenční
ukonventionel
epäsovinnainen
nekonvencionalan
慣例に従わない
관습에 얽매이지 않는
okonventionell
ไม่เป็นไปตามกฎทั่วไป
không theo quy ước

unconventional

[ˈʌnkənˈvenʃənl] ADJpoco convencional; [person] → original, poco convencional

unconventional

[ˌʌnkənˈvɛnʃənəl] adj [person, behaviour, views, method] → non conventionnel(le)

unconventional

adjunkonventionell; weaponsnicht konventionell

unconventional

[ˌʌnkənˈvɛnʃənl] adjpoco convenzionale

unconventional

غَيْرُ تَقْلِيدِيّ nekonvenční ukonventionel unkonventionell πρωτότυπος poco convencional epäsovinnainen peu conventionnel nekonvencionalan anticonvenzionale 慣例に従わない 관습에 얽매이지 않는 onconventioneel ukonvensjonell niekonwencjonalny não convencional нетрадиционный okonventionell ไม่เป็นไปตามกฎทั่วไป göreneklere uymayan không theo quy ước 非传统的
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The young girl, so fresh, so unconventional, and yet so orderly and obedient to common rules, as you at once recognized her to be, was widely in contrast, at that moment, with everything about her.
At first, on sitting down to table, we had grown momentarily shy, with one of those sudden freaks of self-consciousness which occasionally surprise one, when, midway in some slightly unconventional situation to which the innocence of nature has led us, we realise it--"for an instant and no more.
My strangeness, which had made me sleepless, had prompted that unconventional arrangement, as if I had expected in those solitary hours of the night to get on terms with the ship of which I knew nothing, manned by men of whom I knew very little more.
Inkle; so that his ideas might not have been below a certain mark of the literary calling; but his spelling and diction were too unconventional.
I stammered, a little taken aback at having begun a conversation in so unconventional a fashion.
That was literally what had given me courage to take a step so unconventional.
Desmond said, it is because she is so very unconventional.
I must apologize for calling so late," said he, "and I must further beg you to be so unconventional as to allow me to leave your house presently by scrambling over your back garden wall.
Beyond this mere look of things there was little for Brown's freshening fancy to feed on; he saw no human beings, except some gipsies trailing along the river bank, with faggots and osiers cut in the forest; and one sight no longer unconventional, but in such remote parts still uncommon: a dark-haired lady, bare-headed, and paddling her own canoe.
The truth must be told; she is too unconventional for him.
The whole blame was mine--the whole unconventional business of our time at Trantridge.
Well--not if the woman, however injured, however irreproachable, has appearances in the least degree against her, has exposed herself by any unconventional action to--to offensive insinuations--"

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