• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unorthodox independent in behavior or thought "she led a somewhat irregular private life","maverick politicians"
    • adj unorthodox breaking with convention or tradition "an unorthodox lifestyle"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unorthodox Not orthodox; heterodox; heretical.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unorthodox un-or′thō-doks not orthodox
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In literature:

Instead I scanned the report Madison had given me from Intelligence concerning the man's unorthodox behavior.
"Measure for a Loner" by James Judson Harmon
May I urge you not to reject this novel and unorthodox approach.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
There was only one thing unorthodox about his equipment.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
It took him half an hour to devise a completely wacky and unorthodox way of hitting the holes in the enemy advance.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
We have taken our step in a most unorthodox manner, but it suited ourselves, our only apology.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Possibly it causes them to feel peculiarly unorthodox.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The all-important point was that the Major's part was to be done in completely unorthodox fashion.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
For religion, orthodox or unorthodox, is not just now relying on the weapon of State establishment at all.
"Eugenics and Other Evils" by G. K. Chesterton
Dubec doesn't need to leave in the unorthodox way that Schenk has forced upon us.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
The question had been a little too unorthodox, Brett decided.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer

In poetry:

But I hope that the preacher will not think
It unorthodox and odd
If I add that I glimpse in "the Mistress"
A hint of the Unknown God.
"Lenten Thoughts Of A High Anglican" by Sir John Betjeman
May tolerance temper our own faith,
However great our zeal;
When others speak of life and death,
Let us not plunge a steel
Into the heart of one who talks
In terms we deem unorthodox.
"Prayer" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

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This undated publicity photo provided by Atlantic Records shows the cover of Bruno Mars' new album, "Unorthodox Jukebox ".
Review of Bruno Mars' 'Unorthodox Jukebox '.
Target Edition of Bruno Mars' "Unorthodox Jukebox " to Offer Five Bonus Tracks.
Bruno Mars' 'Unorthodox Jukebox ': Stream The Full Album.
Bruno Mars Reveals 'Unorthodox Jukebox ' Cover + More.
INTERVIEWS Bruno Mars Claims Addiction to 'Young Girls' in 'Unorthodox Jukebox ' Ballad.
Bruno Mars just released photos of his new album Unorthodox Jukebox in stores December 11th.
An Unorthodox Hall of Fame.
Bruno Mars draws inspiration from across the pop landscape on his second album, Unorthodox Jukebox.
New CDs released this week include "Unorthodox Jukebox," by Bruno Mars .
Bruno Mars expands genre-hopping retro pop on 2nd album, 'Unorthodox Jukebox'.
Bruno Mars , "Unorthodox Jukebox" (Atlantic Records).
If you just can't get enough of Bruno Mars , you may want to purchase the Target edition of his upcoming album, Unorthodox Jukebox.

In science:

To give tentative answers to the questions of large scale structure, we have developed an unorthodox method of analysing series {zi} for underlying homogeneity/repetition, which we report in the remaining part of the present study.
On a Possible Indicator of Homogeneity of the Universe
Wilson’s theory-space as a universal moduli space: an unorthodox review of stringy dualities in the decade 1995 - 2004, incomplete notes, 2005.
Azumaya-type noncommutative spaces and morphisms therefrom: Polchinski's D-branes in string theory from Grothendieck's viewpoint
An unorthodox way of doing this would be to take some amount of matter and arrange it to collapse and form a black hole.
Thermodynamical Aspects of Gravity: New insights
It is now difficult to believe that this was an unorthodox and radical idea in 1992 when it was proposed, though this idea was explored further by Moss et al. (1992), Hoyng (1993) and Ossendrijver, Hoyng & Schmitt (1996).
Dynamo models of grand minima
But the quest for a ‘mathematical proof ’ of a successful physical theory which is concerned with ‘deciphering the secrets of nature’–often by unorthodox means–is not a properly defined exercise.
Mathematics : The Language of Science