Definition of unorthodox in English:

unorthodox

adjective

  • Contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted; not orthodox.

    ‘he frequently upset other scholars with his unorthodox views’
    • ‘Blaise Pascal's father had unorthodox educational views and decided to teach his son himself.’
    • ‘Dr Rydell's unorthodox methods involve screaming a lot, moving in with his patient - and even sharing his bed.’
    • ‘McKenna is well aware the attacking threat could come from a more unorthodox source than Chris Sutton or Henrik Larsson.’
    • ‘Mind you, it only caught my eye because I possibly have the most unorthodox views on the island.’
    • ‘A spokesperson for the EU said that while the Irish approach might be unorthodox, it wasn't unethical.’
    • ‘She was happy to live an extremely unorthodox way of life, travelling with him and content to remain alone when necessary.’
    • ‘As second jobs for comics go, it's unorthodox, but extremely fulfilling.’
    • ‘I came up with matching words such as distinct, novel, unconventional, unorthodox.’
    • ‘One of the most useful roles for research is to make people review their beliefs and legitimise unorthodox views.’
    • ‘Japan is so hot right now as Shoichi Aoki's exhibition of unorthodox fashion photography will prove.’
    • ‘In many cultures, it is still seen as unusual or unorthodox for women to enjoy the act of sex.’
    • ‘Britten N. Lay views of drugs and medicines: orthodox and unorthodox accounts.’
    • ‘However unorthodox her interpretation of landscape is, she is traditional in her preparation.’
    • ‘They will be in all sorts of places, orthodox and unorthodox, and there will be lots to choose from.’
    • ‘Where respect is concerned, it is behaviour that should be the issue, not unorthodox opinions or dress.’
    • ‘Faith in his own decision-making has made Watt an unorthodox football type since his days as a teenager on Celtic's books.’
    • ‘You have a rather unorthodox style of law enforcement, if I can put it that way, Sheriff.’
    • ‘With his orthodox and unorthodox batting, he lambasts any type of bowling, tearing it into shreds.’
    • ‘The former teacher has had an unusual career and he is well-known for his unorthodox, easy-going style.’
    • ‘Their unorthodox approach has also met with academic approval.’
    unconventional, unusual, uncommon, unwonted, out of the ordinary, radical, revolutionary, nonconformist, irregular, offbeat, off-centre, avant-garde, original, new, novel, fresh, eccentric, exotic, bohemian, alternative, idiosyncratic, abnormal, extreme, divergent, aberrant, anomalous, bizarre, outlandish, perverse
    heterodox, uncanonical, heretical, nonconformist, dissenting, dissentient, renegade
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Pronunciation

unorthodox

/ʌnˈɔːθədɒks/