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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. 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.

  2. Neustadt Police:

    Anyone offered large quantities of chocolate via unconventional channels should report it to the police immediately.

  3. Robert Santangelo:

    Investors are taking a constructive view on mid-to-long-term oil prices, for well-capitalized companies, investors are looking through the low-point implied by the current STRIP, under the belief that unconventional US oil producers survive current low price environment and operate in a more realistic mid-cycle pricing.

  4. Frank Holland:

    The same messages always blend into the background, but if we can juxtapose the medium with an unconventional message, then maybe we can get people to pay attention.

  5. New York:

    It's unconventional grist, to be sure, and musical theater is better for it, the material is handled with such delicacy and expertise that it speaks universally about big things that matter: life, love, family, surviving.

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Translations for unconventional

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

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