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[uhn-kuh n-ven-shuh-nal-i-tee] /ˌʌn kənˌvɛn ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural unconventionalities for 2.
disregard for convention; the state or quality of being inconsistent with customs, rules, etc.; originality.
something unconventional, as an act.
Origin of unconventionality
First recorded in 1850-55; un-1 + conventionality Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After all, the element of unconventionality was absent from Deane's tea-party.

    The Golden Web Anthony Partridge
  • He has always gone in for unconventionality, and parents nowhere, and so forth.

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
  • Eccentricity and unconventionality smack to him always of moral obliquity.

  • unconventionality reigned in that house, and they were together an hour.

  • This excellent lady, had she but known it, was logically justified in making any statement whatever about her unconventionality.

  • Hitherto, their friendliness to her could not be construed into approval of her unconventionality.

    Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Strange, on his part, was aware of the unconventionality of his behavior, though he was incapable of moving on.

    The Wild Olive Basil King
  • He was too far gone in unconventionality to spend a night under a decent roof.

    Demos George Gissing
  • Leonardo was struck by the unconventionality of what he had heard.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
  • It was the freedom and unconventionality of the company that charmed him.

    Walter Pieterse Multatuli

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