un conventional

unconventional

[uhn-kuhn-ven-shuh-nl]
adjective
not conventional; not bound by or conforming to convention, rule, or precedent; free from conventionality: an unconventional artist; an unconventional use of material.

Origin:
1830–40; un-1 + conventional

unconventionalist, noun
unconventionally, adverb


eccentric, individualistic, idiosyncratic, atypical.
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unconventional (ˌʌnkənˈvɛnʃənəl)
 
adj
not conforming to accepted rules or standards
 
unconvention'ality
 
n
 
uncon'ventionally
 
adv

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unconventional
1839, from un- (1) "not" + conventional (see convention). "A 19 cent. epithet for a certain type of affectation." [Weekley]
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