unorthodox

[uhn-awr-thuh-doks]
adjective
not conforming to rules, traditions, or modes of conduct, as of a doctrine, religion, or philosophy; not orthodox: an unorthodox ideology.

Origin:
un-1 + orthodox

unorthodoxly, adverb
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unorthodox (ʌnˈɔːθəˌdɒks)
 
adj
not conventional in belief, behaviour, custom, etc
 
un'orthodoxly
 
adv

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unorthodox
1657, from un- (1) "not" + orthodox.
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Example sentences
Logan and his team have discovered how to tap into this unorthodox energy
  source using a fairly simple contraption.
Berger uses an unorthodox method to get up close and personal with his subjects.
Her unladylike demeanor and unorthodox methods led to friction with some of her
  colleagues and university administrators.
He then took the unorthodox step of paying more attention to the second.
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