- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. uncommon, unusual. See unconformity.II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. unorthodox, unusual, nonconformist, individualistic, original, eccentric, iconoclastic, idiosyncratic, maverick, offbeat, alternative, Bohemian, counterculture, punk, beat, beatnik, hippie, way out*, far out*; see also unique 1 , unusual 2 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.unorthodox, unusual, uncommon, irregular, nonconforming, nonconformist, different, weird, unique, odd, out-of-the-ordinary, eccentric, avant-garde, *off the beaten path, experimental.ANT.: conventional, orthodox, conforming, standardIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Not usual or ordinary: atypic, atypical, novel, unordinary, unusual, unwonted. Slang: offbeat. See USUAL.
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unconventional — index anomalous, deviant, divergent, eccentric, individual, informal, irregular (not usual), licentious … Law dictionary
unconventional — (adj.) 1839, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + CONVENTIONAL (Cf. conventional). A 19 cent. epithet for a certain type of affectation. [Weekley] Related: Unconventionally … Etymology dictionary
unconventional — [adj] very different; odd anarchistic, atypical, avant garde, beat, bizarre, crazy, eccentric, far out*, freakish, freaky, free and easy*, idiosyncratic, individual, individualistic, informal, irregular, kinky*, kooky*, nonconformist, oddball*,… … New thesaurus
unconventional — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed. DERIVATIVES unconventionality noun unconventionally adverb … English terms dictionary
unconventional — [un΄kən ven′shə nəl] adj. not conventional; not conforming to customary, formal, or accepted practices, standards, rules, etc. unconventionality [un΄kən ven′shə nal′ə tē] n. unconventionally adv … English World dictionary
unconventional — [[t]ʌ̱nkənve̱nʃən(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or their attitude or behaviour as unconventional, you mean that they do not behave in the same way as most other people in their society. Linus Pauling is an unconventional genius … English dictionary
unconventional — adj. unconventional to + inf. (it is unconventional to go to work in shorts) * * * [ˌʌnkən venʃən(ə)l] unconventional to + inf. (it is unconventional to go to work in shorts) … Combinatory dictionary
unconventional — adjective Date: 1835 not conventional ; not bound by or in accordance with convention ; being out of the ordinary < an unconventional outfit > < an unconventional thinker > • unconventionality noun • unconventionally adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
unconventional — unconventionalist, n. unconventionally, adv. /un keuhn ven sheuh nl/, adj. not conventional; not bound by or conforming to convention, rule, or precedent; free from conventionality: an unconventional artist; an unconventional use of material.… … Universalium
unconventional — adj. Unconventional is used with these nouns: ↑method, ↑weapon … Collocations dictionary
unconventional — un|con|ven|tion|al [ˌʌnkənˈvenʃənəl] adj very different from the way people usually behave, think, dress etc ▪ unconventional political views … Dictionary of contemporary English