[ US /ˌəntɹəˈdɪʃənəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʌntɹɐdˈɪʃənə‍l/ ]
  1. not conforming to or in accord with tradition
    nontraditional practices
    nontraditional designs
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How To Use untraditional In A Sentence

  • The book describes the winsomely untraditional family surrounding Fern, a college student who takes charge of a friend's newborn son.
  • Needless to say, for children of such untraditional households, appeals to the tradition of the stay-at-home mom and the full-time working dad can't help but sound like a call to innovation.
  • It is widely acknowledged that the war against terror is an untraditional conflict, a war that will not be won on a battlefield but rather through the effective analysis of intelligence.
  • I am aware that my horror is both unbecoming and untraditional. Times, Sunday Times
  • I marvel at the imaginativeness of artists in finding ways to convey meanings by the most untraditional of means. Times, Sunday Times
  • The style of the book was untraditional, the narrator using slang and colloquial turns of phrase.
  • Now, coinciding with his soundtrack for the upcoming film, American Psycho, he has released a literary look at his life that's as untraditional as any of his recordings.
  • It also shared the Siamese's pointed color pattern, but in the untraditional colors of red, cream, tortoiseshell and lynx points.
  • These performances are a meeting of dazzling musical minds, offering an untraditional approach that never sounds wilful, attention-seeking or eccentric. Times, Sunday Times
  • The artist uses traditional materials - cloisonne, glazed porcelain and carved lacquer - in quite untraditional ways.
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