Definition of unconventional adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

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unconventional

adjective
/ˌʌnkənˈvɛnʃənl/
 
(often approving)
 
not following what is done or considered normal or acceptable by most people; different and interesting
synonym unorthodoxan unconventional approach to the problemunconventional viewsThe magazine describes him as having unconventional good looks. antonym conventional unconventionality
/ˌʌnkənˌvɛnʃəˈnæləi/
 
noun [uncountable]
unconventionally
/ˌʌnkənˈvɛnʃənəli/
 
adverbHe dresses unconventionally.
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