As adjectives the difference between atypical and unorthodox
is that atypical
is not conforming to the normal type while unorthodox
is unusual, unconventional, or idiosyncratic.
As a noun atypical
is (pharmacy) an atypical antipsychotic.
Not conforming to the normal type.
Unusual or irregular.
(pharmacy) An atypical antipsychotic.
unusual, unconventional, or idiosyncratic
* November 2 2014 , Daniel Taylor, "
Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
- The breakthrough came after 63 minutes as United’s unorthodox defence desperately tried to hold off a spell of sustained pressure.