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Commonplace

Antonyms for commonplace:

extraordinary, way out, rare, peculiar, irregular, outre, bizarre, abnormal.

Synonyms for commonplace:

Sense 1

second nature, unremarkable, normalcy, overblown, platitudinal, routinely, normality, flesh and blood, white-bread, ordinarily, stereotypical, overused, nondescript, stereotypic, unexceptional, rough-and-ready, characterless, warmed-over, unmemorable, ho-hum, garden-variety, cookie-cutter, bromidic, cut-and-dried, formulaic, day-to-day, no-frills.

Sense 2

fair, mainstream, corny, anonymous, human, truism, simple, middle, platitudinous, typical, unadventurous, norm, vanilla, Overworked, garden, pro forma, worn-out, stereotyped.

Sense 3

rude, crude.

Sense 4

stale, basic.

Sense 5

primitive.

Sense 6

indifferent.

Sense 9

rule.

Sense 10

straight.

Sense 14

right.

meek

humble.

ordinary

undistinguished, plain.

plain

tasteless.

trite

musty, trite, ready-made.

Other synonyms and related words:

day-to-day, old, threadbare, trite, popular, worn-out, unexciting, timeworn, stereotypic, cookie-cutter, public, cliche, norm, tasteless, hack, standard-issue, platitudinal, pedestrian, hackneyed, Overworked, platitude, ubiquitous, common or garden, banality, undistinguished, shopworn, banal, typical, rough-and-ready, rule, bromidic, household, routinely, matter of fact, trivial, garden, shopsoiled, unremarkable, garden-variety, ready-made, cut-and-dried, mainstream, unglamorous, prevalent, characterless, ho-hum, stereotyped, unexceptional, unglamourous, indifferent, plain, overblown, hackney, unmemorable, humble, simple, truism, unadventurous, bromide, corny, prosy, rude, stereotypical, workaday, unoriginal, overused, normalcy, earthbound, formulaic, platitudinous, stale, nondescript, musty, cobwebby, fair, moth-eaten, tired, vanilla, warmed-over, middle, well-worn, quotidian, human.

average (adjective)

moderate, midmost, medium, ordinary, predominant, middling, normal, common, customary, middle-of-the-road, run-of-the-mill, everyday, mean, mezzo, average, standard, mid, conventional, dominant, usual, median, stereotype, halfway, stock, mainstream, mediocre.

boring (adjective)

dreary, uninteresting, boring, prosaic, dull, depressing, monotonous, tiresome, humdrum, tedious, well-worn, insipid, characterless, dry, wearisome, mundane.

daily (adjective)

day-to-day.

dull (adjective)

prosy.

frequent (adjective)

recurrent, frequent.

hackneyed (adjective)

timeworn.

regular (adjective)

normal, cyclical, regular, accustomed, mundane, Predominating, average, constant, Familiar, habitual, recurrent, frequent, continual, stock, monotonous, prevailing, steady, canonical, orthodox, everyday, chronic, conventional, ordinary, epochal, universal, metronomic, standard, periodic, usual, general, customary, common, traditional, rhythmic, routine.

unexceptional (adjective)

unexceptional.

unimaginative (adjective)

prosaic.

usual, everyday (adjective)

humdrum, normal, uninteresting, stale, typical, threadbare, characterless, stereotyped, unexceptional, customary, middling, mediocre, middle-of-the-road, prosaic, pedestrian, run-of-the-mill, Familiar, hackneyed, corny, ordinary, mainstream, prevalent, worn-out, vanilla, workaday, conventional, mundane, trite.

Sense 2 (noun)

typical, nondescript.

Sense 3 (noun)

formulaic, unremarkable, garden-variety, cut-and-dried, undistinguished, indifferent, garden, plain, unexceptional.

Sense 4 (noun)

corny, platitudinal, stereotyped, Overworked, worn-out, musty, warmed-over, platitudinous, bromidic, stereotypical, overused, stereotypic, stale.

clichéd saying or idea (noun)

platitude, stereotype, bromide, banality.

commonplace (noun)

bromide, unexciting, unoriginal, ordinary, humdrum, banal, timeworn, threadbare, hackneyed, stock, tired, prosaic, platitude, well-worn, shopworn, unglamorous, cliche, unglamourous, trivial, trite, banality.

platitude (noun)

bromide.

Usage examples for commonplace:

  • She had come down to the level of the utterly commonplace. - "From the Housetops", George Barr McCutcheon.
  • How commonplace the letters were! - "John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3)", Mary E. Braddon.
  • That's why their leaders are ignorant and commonplace men. - "A People's Man", E. Phillips Oppenheim.

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