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unorthodox

un·or·tho·dox

unorthodox

pronunciation:
uhn or th daks
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: deviating from that which is customary, generally approved, or conventional; not orthodox.
The lawyer's methods were unorthodox but not illegal.
antonyms:
conventional, orthodox
similar words:
irregular
Word Parts
The word unorthodox contains the following parts:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2
 
dox, dogma Greek root that means opinion, belief
ortho Greek root that means straight, vertical, perpendicular; correct