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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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You young people may say you're unconventional, but you're nothing compared with her."
The house itself was more pleasing to the eye than most of the houses in those parts, owing to the black and white paint which decorated it and an unconventional flattening and rounding of the roof.
He had a notion it must have been a certain Member of Parliament of illustrious parentage and unconventional sympathies, which were the standing joke of the comic papers.
"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."
She blamed her own stupid unconventional "eccentricity." Always restless, always on the go, she constantly seemed to lose her way, and to get into trouble over the simplest and more ordinary affairs of life.
Their tour was thoroughly unconventional, and followed no meditated plan.
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.
It is not difficult to be unconventional in the eyes of the world when your unconventionality is but the convention of your set.
It is not difficult to stand above the conventions when we leave no hostages among them; men can always be more unconventional than women, and a bachelor of independent means need encounter no difficulties at all.
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."
Desmond said, it is because she is so very unconventional. But you know Paris is so very amusing, and if only Harold remains good-natured about it, I shall be content to wait for the caravan (that's what he calls mamma and the children).
I always admired to study R.'s art, it was so fresh and unconventional.

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