Definition of unorthodox adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

unorthodox

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ʌnˈɔːθədɒks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈɔːrθədɑːks//
 
 
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different from what is usual or accepted unorthodox methods opposite orthodox compare heterodoxExtra examples a highly unorthodox teaching style His methods have been criticized as somewhat unorthodox. She takes a highly unorthodox approach to the subject. Their unorthodox beliefs often landed them in trouble with the authorities. We accept that his funding was raised by unorthodox means.
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