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unorthodox

[uhn-awr-thuh-doks] /ʌnˈɔr θəˌdɒks/
adjective
1.
not conforming to rules, traditions, or modes of conduct, as of a doctrine, religion, or philosophy; not orthodox:
an unorthodox ideology.
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Related forms
unorthodoxly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unorthodox

unorthodox

/ʌnˈɔːθəˌdɒks/
adjective
1.
not conventional in belief, behaviour, custom, etc
Derived Forms
unorthodoxly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unorthodox
adj.

1650s, from un- (1) "not" + orthodox.

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