What is the opposite of routine?

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Adjective
Opposite of performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason
“Less than three weeks before the Olympics, the team engaged in an unusual practice session.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by conventional forms of ceremony and behavior
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“Fitzgerald uses characterization and setting to capture Beatrice's and Stephen's unconventional relationship.”
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Opposite of ordinary with nothing to distinguish it from all the others
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“It was the need for survival that provided me with such a unique experience and opportunity.”
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Opposite of plain or lacking in interesting features or characteristics
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Opposite of traditionally, or generally, recognized and accepted
“One must be wary of the quack doctor who treats his patients using unfamiliar techniques.”
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Opposite of done or occurring spontaneously, without conscious thought or attention
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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 humble or lower in rank or status
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Opposite of overly cautious in style, lacking creativity or innovation
“With nothing left to lose, he has to employ some risky strategies in order to pull out an unexpected win.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or indicating an efficient, practical, and systematic approach to one's work or a task
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Opposite of uncomplicated and easy to do or understand
“He says the key is keeping tension on the string and progressing from basic tricks to more complicated maneuvers.”
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Opposite of something that is usual or standard
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Opposite of expressed through or organized in the form of institutions
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Opposite of used, done, or happening on a habitual basis
“Sometimes my usual hairstylist goes on vacation, and I have to resort to my backup hairdresser.”
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Opposite of carried out using a planned, ordered procedure
“Why do we do accumulate, hoard and keep our homes and offices in messy, untidy, disorganized clutter?”
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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 hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed
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Opposite of having the impersonal and automatic characteristics of a machine
Noun
Opposite of a sequence of actions regularly followed
“Avoid disorder in your schedule, and distractions during your work, because you are literally losing time each day.”
Noun
Opposite of a set sequence in a performance
“They produced spontaneity and randomness in a performance that must have required hours upon hours of study and rehearsal.”
Noun
Opposite of a settled or regular tendency or practice
“His deviation from customary practices in the gym has often landed him in hot water.”
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(figurative) Opposite of an established series of actions followed during an activity
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Opposite of lack of variety and interest
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Opposite of a set performance
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Opposite of the state or fact of things being the way they usually are
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Opposite of the way in which a person lives
“I had to make a split with my old way of life as it was proving to be detrimental to my life.”
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Opposite of the state of feeling or being bored
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Opposite of dullness
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Opposite of the mechanics of a movement
“There was a significant degree of inflexibility in his movements, and the coach knew then and there that he would never make it as an athlete.”
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