unorthodox Definition

contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted.

Using unorthodox: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unorthodox" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    His unorthodox approach to teaching has gained him a lot of followers.

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    The team's unorthodox strategy paid off in the end.

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    She has an unorthodox way of solving problems.

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    The artist's unorthodox style was not well-received by critics.

unorthodox Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with unorthodox

  • alternative medicine that is not recognized by conventional medical practitioners


    He turned to unorthodox medicine after conventional treatments failed to cure his illness.

  • thinking that is not bound by traditional or conventional ideas


    Her unorthodox thinking helped her come up with innovative solutions to complex problems.

  • an unconventional or non-traditional way of doing something


    The company's unorthodox approach to marketing has helped it stand out from its competitors.

Origins of unorthodox

from Greek 'un-' meaning 'not' and 'orthodoxos' meaning 'having the right opinion'


Summary: unorthodox in Brief

The term 'unorthodox' [ʌnˈɔːθədɒks] refers to something that is contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted. It can describe anything from unconventional teaching methods to alternative medicine. Synonyms include 'nonconformist,' 'alternative,' and 'radical,' while antonyms include 'conventional,' 'traditional,' and 'orthodox.'