What is the opposite of conventional?

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Opposite of used or accepted broadly
“If I may be so blunt, you have a rather unorthodox style of law enforcement, Sheriff.”
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Opposite of based on or in accordance with what is generally done, accepted or believed
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“One of her weaknesses was her backhand, but she became well-known for her unusual technique.”
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Opposite of following the accepted or traditional customs
“His nonconformist work is a perfect fit for Valmorbida and Roitfeld, who are rather untraditional art dealers themselves.”
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(of a work of art or literature) Opposite of common or lacking originality in a boring way
“His creative flair can be seen in the unique characters he puts to the canvas.”
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Opposite of so often used that it has become repetitive and tiresome
“In what has become an industry of old clichés, Coach Graham gave a rare and fresh interview that encapsulates his team's success.”
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Opposite of well-known or long established
“The obscure reference to a bygone era was as mysterious as it was intriguing.”
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Opposite of very commonly encountered or observed
“His presence may be rare, but his message has resonated within our community for years.”
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Opposite of of, supporting, or pertaining to traditionalism
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Opposite of overly formal, pompous or conventional
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(of a person) Opposite of strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
“She was elegant and bookish, while he was casual and endearingly laid-back.”
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Opposite of not special or different in any way
“We were loved and cherished by extraordinary teachers, with whom I remained friends with in later life.”
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Opposite of supporting or relating to the political views or policies of the right
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Opposite of contemptibly dull and ordinary
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Opposite of expressed through or organized in the form of institutions
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Opposite of something that is usual or standard
Adjective
Opposite of suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
Improper use of gym equipment can result in injury.”
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Opposite of spoken rather than written
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Opposite of old-fashioned or boringly conventional
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Opposite of not offering, involving, or eager for new or stimulating things
Adjective
Opposite of conforming to or governed by an accepted standard of procedure or convention
“When the workers walked out, they were subsequently fired for taking unofficial measures.”
Adjective
Opposite of accurate in conformity to acceptable standards
“I know you think you can do backflips, but the technique is wrong, and you can end up breaking your neck.”
Adjective
Opposite of behaving in a regular manner
“After almost an hour and a half had passed an unexpected electronic bleep disturbed the silence.”
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Opposite of restrained and unpretentious in nature or appearance
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Opposite of socially acceptable
“I also let him know that lying was a totally unacceptable thing to do.”
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Opposite of carefully aware of the circumstances
“Given the circumstances surrounding the tragedy, it was a particularly imprudent thing to say.”
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Opposite of having received approval
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Opposite of lacking originality
Adjective
Opposite of characteristic of a prep school
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