unorthodox

(redirected from unorthodoxy)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

unorthodox

1. Unconventional. Not in conformity with generally accepted standards of care.
2. Bizarre. Unscientific. Irrational.
References in periodicals archive ?
Again, being an exception to Ryan's scheme is perhaps a sign of my unorthodoxy but not an argument either for or against the power of my IA concept.
The result of the tribunal's unorthodoxy, if adopted by future tribunals, would thus likely be the exclusion of many amici curiae from the investor-state arbitration system.
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.
Van Engen does full justice to the complexity of this landscape, asserting that binary opposition between orthodoxy and unorthodoxy is a methodology which does not do justice to the variety encompassed by the Devotio Moderna or the complexity of official church responses to it.
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.
He saw the first volumes of her poetry into print, read her works aloud to assemblies of Cambridge literati, and defended the formal unorthodoxy of her writing in a bold essay for the middlebrow Christian Union: "When a thought takes one's breath away," he asked, "who cares to count the syllables?
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.