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Definition 1: not conforming to accepted rules or standards - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unconventional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her unconventional dress and hair style

(unconventional is similar to ...) unconventional in especially appearance and behavior

"a bohemian life style"

(unconventional is similar to ...) not bound by rule or law or convention

"bewildered by the old go-as-you-please liberty of alliterative rhythm"

(unconventional is similar to ...) independent in behavior or thought

"she led a somewhat irregular private life" "maverick politicians"

(means also ...) 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"

(... are attributes of unconventional) orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional

Definition 2: not conventional or conformist - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unconventional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unconventional life styles

(unconventional is similar to ...) pertaining to unconventional choices

"an alternative life style"

(unconventional is similar to ...) conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

"restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit" "famed for his eccentric spelling" "a freakish combination of styles" "his off-the-wall antics" "the outlandish clothes of teenagers" "outre and affected stage antics"

(unconventional is similar to ...) marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness

"a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors"

(unconventional is similar to ...) (informal) strikingly unconventional

(unconventional is similar to ...) stylish and modern in an unconventional way

"she likes funky clothes" "we did it all in black and white in a very funky sixties style"

(unconventional is similar to ...) stupefied by (or as if by) some narcotic drug

Definition 3: not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unconventional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unconventional marriage
  • improper banking practices

Synonyms for unconventional in the sense of this definition

(unconventional is similar to ...) contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice

"irregular hiring practices"

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