Definition of unconventional in English:

unconventional

adjective

  • Not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed.

    ‘his unconventional approach to life’
    • ‘The only difference is that they are doing it in a more unconventional way.’
    • ‘This production uses some radical techniques and tries to explore unconventional approaches.’
    • ‘He takes an unconventional approach to stress, writing that it is not the killer people believe it to be.’
    • ‘The quirky, unconventional lawman is a plum role that at one point had seemingly passed Cardinal by.’
    • ‘An unconventional approach to life was accompanied by humour, frankness, and generosity.’
    • ‘Some had undergone unconventional operations while Neale had also carried out work beyond his capabilities.’
    • ‘He shared her unconventional love of rude words and dirty jokes.’
    • ‘But the method of going about the task is unconventional to say the least.’
    • ‘As a result of this unconventional approach, what we end up with is a film with dozens of Peter's voices, but without a voice of its own.’
    • ‘Williams' vocal style is as unconventional as the melodies that he explores.’
    • ‘For it is in the essence of his behaviour that he should be eccentric, unconventional and rash in the eyes of public opinion.’
    • ‘Klezmer harmonica might be unconventional, but so is Fencioglu's playing style.’
    • ‘The culture of our country predisposes us to trust unconventional medicine.’
    • ‘The rather unconventional approach to criminals had its pros and cons, analysts said.’
    • ‘The unconventional aspects of the present struggle do not make its stakes any less grave.’
    • ‘The background is complex and unconventional enough to send even a modern bohemian rushing to cover the piano legs.’
    • ‘So both pieces are composed for a weird ensemble, with unconventional weightings of timbre and register.’
    • ‘The hidden global internment network is a central element in the CIA's unconventional war on terrorism.’
    • ‘It's still strange to discover that somebody has been reading your diary, as unconventional as it is.’
    • ‘His unconventional approach to fighting crime makes him a great cop, but takes a toll on his personal life.’
    unusual, irregular, unorthodox, unfamiliar, uncommon, uncustomary, unwonted, rare, out of the ordinary, atypical, singular, distinctive, individual, individualistic, free-spirited, alternative, different
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Pronunciation

unconventional

/ʌnkənˈvɛnʃ(ə)n(ə)l/