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unorthodox

1. Unconventional. Not in conformity with generally accepted standards of care.
2. Bizarre. Unscientific. Irrational.
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Given the partial unorthodoxy of my concept (the IA as the FABA's institutionalized ethical buffer), let me end my essay with a brief theoretical discussion that explicitly situates my IA vis-a-vis its more orthodox counterparts and within the general narratological debate.
The unorthodoxy of such hermeneutics was compounded by the tribunal's failure to explain the meaning of the 'apparent independence' criterion.
However, the Sox have not embraced the unorthodoxy. Valentine has mostly been muzzled and on the occasions when he has been candid about a player or situation, he has not been backed up by management.
The poet never joined a church nor yielded to pressures for conversion at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary or in Amherst's First Church, and VanZanten's background commentary on Dickinson's biography acknowledges the unorthodoxy of her spiritual history.
Tassi argues that the "fierce will and actions of a female avenger appeared more subversive, daring, outrageous, and unbelievable than those of a male because of the historical unorthodoxy of feminine violence in society and women's expected submission to patriarchal authority" (44).
* The very unorthodoxy of that offense gives Tebow and the Broncos the advantage of surprise and unfamiliarity.
Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan add unorthodoxy, variety and quick scoring.
Her entire working life has been punctuated by unorthodoxy, her kaleidoscopic CV peppered with a colourful mix of academic qualifications and varied roles in the legal, social economics and regeneration sectors.
"There are many who have benefited from his quiet unorthodoxy without ever being aware.
Given that the world economy has still not recovered from the deepest financial crisis in 80 years, it is not surprising that policymaking is in flux and that unorthodoxy is in fashion.
But Miller believes that bin Laden's very unorthodoxy gives him authority among certain segments of the Muslim world.