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UNORTHODOX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unorthodox mean? 

UNORTHODOX (adjective)
  The adjective UNORTHODOX has 2 senses:

1. independent in behavior or thought
2. breaking with convention or tradition

  Familiarity information: UNORTHODOX used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNORTHODOX (adjective)


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Meaning:

Independent in behavior or thought

Synonyms:

maverick; unorthodox; irregular

Context examples:

she led a somewhat irregular private life / maverick politicians

Similar:

unconventional (not conforming to accepted rules or standards)


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Meaning:

Breaking with convention or tradition

Context example:

an unorthodox lifestyle

Similar:

dissentient; recusant ((of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England)

dissident; heretical; heterodox (characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards)

iconoclastic (characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions)

nonconforming; nonconformist (not conforming to established customs or doctrines especially in religion)

Reformed (of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran)

Attribute:

orthodoxy (the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion))

Antonym:

orthodox (adhering to what is commonly accepted)


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