Definition of "unconventional" []

  • Not adhering to convention; out of the ordinary. (adjective)
  • Not conforming to accepted rules or standards (adjective)

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Use "unconventional" in a sentence
  • "The term unconventional resources is applied to a broad category of fuels like shale gas, tar sands and other forms of oil and gas that require sophisticated technology to extract and are typically more expensive to develop."
  • "He chalks up some of the perhaps unwanted attention he gets in the press to what he describes as his unconventional style of leadership."
  • "The Zen Attraction system, while highly unconventional, is 100% ethical and does not involve any kind trickery or hypnosis."