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un·or·tho·dox

 (ŭn-ôr′thə-dŏks′)
adj.
Breaking with convention or tradition; not orthodox.

un·or′tho·dox′ly adv.
un·or′tho·dox′y n.

unorthodox

(ʌnˈɔːθəˌdɒks)
adj
not conventional in belief, behaviour, custom, etc
unˈorthoˌdoxly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unorthodox - independent in behavior or thoughtunorthodox - independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"
unconventional - not conforming to accepted rules or standards; "her unconventional dress and hair style"
2.unorthodox - breaking with convention or traditionunorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"
orthodox - adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world"

unorthodox

adjective
1. unconventional, unusual, irregular, abnormal, off-the-wall (slang), out there (slang), heterodox, unwonted, uncustomary His methods were unorthodox, and his lifestyle eccentric.
unconventional traditional, conventional, orthodox, sound, established, usual, customary
2. irregular, illegal, improper, inappropriate, unsuitable Journalists obtained confidential documents in an unorthodox manner.
3. nonconformist, heretical, dissenting, renegade, heterodox, dissentient, uncanonical his expression of unorthodox religious beliefs
Translations

unorthodox

[ˈʌnˈɔːθədɒks] ADJ
1. (= unconventional) → poco ortodoxo, poco convencional
2. (Rel) → heterodoxo

unorthodox

[ˌʌnˈɔːrθədɒks] adj (= unconventional) [upbringing, behaviour, beliefs, methods] → peu orthodoxe

unorthodox

adjunkonventionell, unorthodox; unorthodox entrepreneur (iro) Bezeichnung für Bettler, Prostituierte, Drogenhändler etc

unorthodox

[ʌnˈɔːθəˌdɒks] adjpoco ortodosso/a
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