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Synonyms of 'unorthodox'

(adjective) 
Definition
(of a person) not conventional in beliefs, behaviour, etc.
His methods were unorthodox, and his lifestyle eccentric.
Synonyms
unconventional
He was known for his unconventional behaviour.
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unusual
He was an unusual man with great business talents.
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irregular
At least 17 irregular units are involved in the war.
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abnormal
a child with an abnormal fear of strangers
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off-the-wall (slang)
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out there (slang)
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unwonted
He replied with unwonted irritation.
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uncustomary
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
(of ideas, methods, etc.) unconventional and not generally accepted
Journalists obtained confidential documents in an unorthodox manner.
Synonyms
irregular
The minister was accused of irregular business practices.
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improper
I maintain that I have done nothing improper.
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inappropriate
That remark was inappropriate for such a serious issue.
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unsuitable
Amy's shoes were unsuitable for walking any distance.
(adjective) 
Definition
(of ideas, methods, etc.) unconventional and not generally accepted
his expression of unorthodox religious beliefs
Synonyms
nonconformist
Their views are nonconformist and their political opinions are extreme.
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heretical
The Church regards spirit mediums as heretical.
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heterodox
They were generally treating heterodox ideas as un-American.
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dissentient
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uncanonical

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abnormal
Definition
differing from the usual or typical
a child with an abnormal fear of strangers
Synonyms
odd,
out there (slang),
deviant (old-fashioned),
off-the-wall (slang),
oddball (informal),
left-field (informal),
untypical,
wacko (slang, old-fashioned),
daggy (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
in the sense of heretical
The Church regards spirit mediums as heretical.
Synonyms
in the sense of heterodox
Definition
different from established or accepted doctrines or beliefs
They were generally treating heterodox ideas as un-American.

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