There are lots of alternative lifestyles in the area, as can be seen by the area's cafés and stores.Coldplay were also winners, taking the alternative music album award for Parachutes.Employing or following nontraditional or unconventional ideas, methods, etc.; existing outside the establishment: an alternative newspaper; alternative lifestyles.

In recent years several sites have been examined as a possible alternative home for the Abbey.It is in the public interest that they be both experienced and expert: the alternative is unacceptable.

Are you influenced by alternative music, is that something you have a passion for?View synonyms.1 (of two things) mutually exclusive.