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unorthodox

1. Unconventional. Not in conformity with generally accepted standards of care.
2. Bizarre. Unscientific. Irrational.
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With his keen nose for unorthodoxy, Hodge detected heresy in Treat's letter to the Choctaw Mission.
Most notable were the gull-wing doors, which provided an element of innovation and unorthodoxy for a mass-produced vehicle (only a tremendously expensive 1954-7 Mercedes-Benz had such doors) (see Figure 1).
Culture also is where libertarians should focus if they wish to gain more than tepid enthusiasm for their unorthodoxy.
The Loeb Center's primary aesthetic features all conspire to express their unorthodoxy in ways that help the building fit into its colonial context.
Flair, in the rugby sense, incorporates unpredictability, innovation, and unorthodoxy.
The creation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as the clear and definite pronouncements of two great popes are gradually rendering such political terms as applied to a Catholic theology, as well as the mentality that seeks to hide its infidelity and unorthodoxy behind them, a thing of the past.
A desire to maintain one's privacy is understandable, particularly in periods when draconian legal measures punished homosexual activities or when any suggestion of personal unorthodoxy could permanently derail a writer's career.
Where orthodoxy and pretension are the most frequent targets of Wolfe's essay, it is unorthodoxy and folksy authenticity that most attract him in his reporting.
Its freshness and unorthodoxy will strike one as even more remarkable once one begins to realize that the system puts forward a tightly integrated description of all leading micro- and macroeconomic phenomena.
In a match abounding with hitting and counter-hitting, Dunne more than held his own in the backhand-to-backhand duels, but in the end Ellis' speed, power and unorthodoxy carried the day by 11-8, 8-11, 11-3, 11-8.
It remains unclear, however, whether unorthodoxy has become the norm.