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[ UK /ʌnkənvˈɛnʃənə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˌənkənˈvɛnʃənəɫ/ ]
  1. not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    an unconventional marriage
    improper banking practices
  2. not conventional or conformist
    unconventional life styles
  3. not conforming to accepted rules or standards
    her unconventional dress and hair style
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How To Use unconventional In A Sentence

  • It is considered an unconventional source as the gas may be attached to or "adsorbed" onto organic matter. The Times of India
  • Thus was born a lifelong interest in building houses by unconventional means, normally on his own or with one or two helpers. Times, Sunday Times
  • The budget devoted $29 billion to the war on terrorism and $9 billion to unconventional arms like pilotless spy planes carrying missiles and laser communications system for troops.
  • Amusing, instantly likable, and whip-smart, he's in possession of a life so unconventional and fantastical, it's more twisted than fiction.
  • He often requires performers to play in unconventional ways or use unusual objects as instruments - in the band, players produce sounds from tuned wine glasses, tam-tams and maracas and use metal thimbles on their strings.
  • During her heyday from the 1920s to the 1930s, unconventional artist Carmen Mondragón was demonized in much the same way as the fire-breathing creature of legends past. The Fiery Spirit Of Carmen Mondragon
  • The quirky, unconventional lawman is a plum role that at one point had seemingly passed Cardinal by.
  • At the same time, the governor's unconventional decision to leave office without completing a term raises questions about the viability of such a run -- and about the state of the GOP field, following revelations of extramarital affairs recently by two other potential contenders. Governor's Move Highlights GOP Divide
  • And for specialized care, they can turn not only to neurologists and cardiologists but to experts in reflexology (a healing system based on foot massage), rolfing (which stresses body alignment) and other unconventional practices. Going Mainstream
  • She is Lisa Vazquez, a nondenominational (and unconventional) clergywoman who lives in the United States and has been in ministry for eight years. Interview Thursday: Rev. Lisa of Black Women, Blow The Trumpet
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