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unconventionality

[uhn-kuh n-ven-shuh-nal-i-tee]
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noun, plural un·con·ven·tion·al·i·ties for 2.
  1. disregard for convention; the state or quality of being inconsistent with customs, rules, etc.; originality.
  2. something unconventional, as an act.
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Origin of unconventionality

First recorded in 1850–55; un-1 + conventionality
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Examples from the Web for unconventionality

Historical Examples

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

    A Breath of Prairie and other stories

    Will Lillibridge

  • Harriet's conscience could be quite as tiresome as Philip's unconventionality.

  • The secret was unconventionality and absolute naturalness with no "shibboleths."

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

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

    Mary Wollstonecraft

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • He has always gone in for unconventionality, and parents nowhere, and so forth.

    A Room With A View

    E. M. Forster