unorthodox

[uhn-awr-thuh-doks]
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  1. not conforming to rules, traditions, or modes of conduct, as of a doctrine, religion, or philosophy; not orthodox: an unorthodox ideology.

Origin of unorthodox

Related formsun·or·tho·dox·ly, adverb
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unorthodox

adjective
  1. not conventional in belief, behaviour, custom, etc
Derived Formsunorthodoxly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unorthodox
adj.

1650s, from un- (1) "not" + orthodox.

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