- in accordance with an accepted manner, model, or tradition.
- (of figurative art) represented in a generalized or simplified manner.
Origin of conventional
Examples from the Web for anti-conventional
Verestchagin, Russian painter, is realistic to an extreme degree and anti-conventional; b. 1842.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for anti-conventional
Word Origin and History for anti-conventional
late 15c., "of the nature of an agreement," from Late Latin conventionalis "pertaining to convention or agreement," from Latin conventionem (see convention). Meaning "of the nature of a convention" is from 1812, now rare; "established by social convention" is from 1761; that of "following tradition" is from 1831; that of "non-nuclear" is from 1955. Realted: Conventionality; conventionally.