Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
unconventional

un·con·ven·tion·al

unconventional

 
pronunciation:
uhn kn ven sh nl
part of speech: adjective
definition: not conforming to convention, rule, or custom.
The design of the new cars was unconventional, but eventually it caught on.It was unconventional for a woman to wear trousers in the early 1900s.As a teacher, she was unconventional, and many others on the staff were opposed to her methods.
antonyms:
conventional, formal, orthodox, proper, regular, straight
similar words:
alternative, audacious, daring, eccentric, irregular
derivations: unconventionally (adv.), unconventionality (n.)