unorthodox Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"unorthodox" in British English

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unorthodoxadjective

uk   /ʌnˈɔː.θə.dɒks/  us   /-ˈɔːr.θə.dɑːks/
different from what is ​usual or ​expected in ​behaviour, ​ideas, ​methods, etc.: Steiner was ​recognized as an ​original if unorthodox ​thinker.
(Definition of unorthodox from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unorthodox" in American English

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unorthodoxadjective

 us   /ʌnˈɔr·θəˌdɑks/
(of ​behavior, ​ideas, or ​methods) different from what is ​usual or ​expected: He has an unorthodox ​teachingstyle.
(Definition of unorthodox from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unorthodox" in Business English

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unorthodoxadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈɔːθədɒks/
different from what is usual or expected in ​behaviour, ​ideas, ​methods, etc.: unorthodox approaches/methods/practices Regulators began to ​scrutinize the company's unorthodox ​accountingmethods.
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