Adjective "Unconventional" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed.
  1. 'The only difference is that they are doing it in a more unconventional way.'
  2. 'He takes an unconventional approach to stress, writing that it is not the killer people believe it to be.'
  3. 'An unconventional approach to life was accompanied by humour, frankness, and generosity.'
  4. 'He shared her unconventional love of rude words and dirty jokes.'
  5. 'As a result of this unconventional approach, what we end up with is a film with dozens of Peter's voices, but without a voice of its own.'
  6. 'For it is in the essence of his behaviour that he should be eccentric, unconventional and rash in the eyes of public opinion.'
  7. 'The culture of our country predisposes us to trust unconventional medicine.'
  8. 'The unconventional aspects of the present struggle do not make its stakes any less grave.'
  9. 'So both pieces are composed for a weird ensemble, with unconventional weightings of timbre and register.'
  10. 'It's still strange to discover that somebody has been reading your diary, as unconventional as it is.'


1. not conventional; not bound by or conforming to convention, rule, or precedent; free from conventionality: an unconventional artist; an unconventional use of material.

More examples(as adjective)

"phalaropes can be unconventional in ways."

"mills can be unconventional in people."

"meals can be unconventional in contents."

"manners can be unconventional in parts."

"flavors can be unconventional to smokers."

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