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Definitions for unconventional
ˌʌn kənˈvɛn ʃə nlun·con·ven·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unconventionaladjective

    not conforming to accepted rules or standards

    "her unconventional dress and hair style"

  2. unconventionaladjective

    not conventional or conformist

    "unconventional life styles"

  3. improper, unconventional, unlawfuladjective

    not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention

    "an unconventional marriage"; "improper banking practices"


  1. unconventionalnoun

    Something or someone that is unconventional.

  2. unconventionaladjective

    Not adhering to convention or accepted standards

  3. unconventionaladjective

    Out of the ordinary

  4. unconventionaladjective


Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unconventional

    un-kon-ven′shun-al, adj. not conventional, free in one's ways.—n. Unconventional′ity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unconventional in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unconventional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of unconventional in a Sentence

  1. Shengtao Jin:

    For years, [ the ] LG smartphone was known for its unconventional and innovative features, while these features helped LG differentiate itself from other mainstream brands, most consumers did not find much practical value in these features.

  2. Elon Musk:

    It was life or death, those betting against the company were right by all conventional standards that we would fail. But they just did not count on this unconventional situation of creating an assembly line in a parking lot in a tent.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    All these mothers and fathers bring me the placemats with all the presidents, and they bring their daughters, and they say, 'My daughter has a question for you.' And the daughter says, 'How come there are no girls on this placemat?' i think that's a pretty big unconventional choice.

  4. Kansas City:

    It was an unconventional way to score a run, but that was Royals baseball, the Royals ' did it on speed and athleticism.

  5. Kedron Bardwell:

    That was really, really smart because most candidates aren't doing events where the candidate isn't the highlight but a side detail, it burnishes his credentials as unconventional and focuses on value issues and family and he did it in a way that is nonthreatening. It was almost like a circus.

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  • unkonventionellGerman
  • poco convencionalSpanish
  • epätavallinen, epätavanomainenFinnish
  • non conventionnelFrench
  • לא קונבנציונאליHebrew
  • konvenciókhoz nem ragaszkodóHungarian
  • non convenzionaleItalian
  • oryginalnyPolish
  • neconvențional, atipicRomanian
  • нетрадиционный, атипичный, нешаблонный, нетипичный, нестандартный, необычныйRussian
  • alışılmadıkTurkish
  • غیر روایتیUrdu
  • độc đáoVietnamese
  • 非传统的Chinese

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. encumbrance
    • B. pluck
    • C. anil
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