Antonyms for common:
unshared, superior, recherche, infrequent, abnormal, uncommon, singular, refined, unusual, peculiar, aristocratic, individual, particular, outre, rare, noble, exceptional, way out, private, irregular, extraordinary.
Synonyms for common:
indifferent, undistinguished, plain.
Other synonyms and related words:
plebeian, substandard, prosaic, shabby, platitudinous, humble, workaday, poor, cheesy, trite, vernacular, unexceptional, park, informal, simple, prosy, proverbial, lowly, commons, plain, sad, communal, conjoint, public, popular, shoddy, wretched, miserable, inferior.
middle-of-the-road, mean, mezzo, moderate, mediocre, dominant, mid, ordinary, stereotype, stock, middling, customary, standard, medium, predominant, run-of-the-mill, everyday, midmost, commonplace, average, halfway, normal, median, conventional, usual.
average, ordinary (adjective)
mediocre, humdrum, simple, passable, conventional, stock, workaday, commonplace, prevailing, prosaic, banal, routine, natural, plain, undistinguished, frequent, standard, trite, colloquial, general, bourgeois, universal, run-of-the-mill, daily, customary, usual, prevalent, everyday, Familiar, monotonous, hackneyed, habitual, typical, informal, regular.
generally known; held in common (adjective)
low, coarse (adjective)
normal, monotonous, universal, periodic, constant, metronomic, usual, commonplace, recurrent, standard, average, stock, orthodox, prevailing, habitual, epochal, Predominating, accustomed, chronic, everyday, canonical, regular, traditional, customary, continual, routine, rhythmic, cyclical, Familiar, ordinary, general, frequent, conventional, mundane, steady.
outlandish, graceless, tactless, vulgar, coarse, clumsy, unseemly, depraved, scandalous, offensive, low, repulsive, brutish, sordid, coarse-grained, barbaric, idiomatic, philistine, in bad taste, rough, brazen, raw, glaring, unpolished, base, garish, rank, shameless, degraded, boorish, ignominious, unrefined, crude, undignified, ill-bred, earthy, profane, animal, indelicate, inelegant, gaudy, ignoble, cheap, crass, gross, sleazy, homespun, barnyard, unbecoming, cockney, tawdry, salty, obscene, colloquial, chintzy, rude, revolting, broad, tasteless.
Sense 1 (noun)
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inferior, uncouth, mutual, public, group, community, vulgar, informal, average, unrefined, vernacular, unwashed, grassroots, demotic, standard, ordinary, park, frequent, coarse, green, popular, commons, communal, plebeian, lowborn, shared, Familiar, general, democratic.
common people (noun)
Usage examples for common:
- It is not common at present. - "O'Flaherty V. C.", George Bernard Shaw.
- What I ask is common justice and your help as a friend. - "The White Sister", F. Marion Crawford.
- It is only because they are so common that we do not notice how ridiculous they are. - "Concerning Animals and Other Matters", E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton).