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Conventional

Pronunciation of Conventional
/kənvˈɛnʃənə͡l/, /kənvˈɛnʃənə‍l/, /k_ə_n_v_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_ə_n_əl/

Antonyms for conventional:

original, strange, nuclear, thermonuclear, unconventional, quirky, new, irregular, kinky, way out, state of the art, representational.

Synonyms for conventional:

Sense 1

official, unexploded, nonnuclear, antiaircraft, decent, Establishmentarian, anti-tank, ceremonial, anti-personnel, fantastic.

Sense 2

long-range, grammatical, popular, narrow, recognized, found, genteel, strategic.

Sense 3

offensive, tactical, punctilious, courtly.

Sense 4

dull.

Sense 5

live.

Sense 6

explosive.

Sense 11

heavy.

bigoted

narrow-minded.

ceremonial

liturgical.

characteristic

typical.

formal

ritualistic, posed.

middle class

bourgeois.

narrow-minded

parochial.

old fashioned

square.

ordinary

undistinguished, plain.

overnice

prudish.

trite

ready-made.

uninteresting

tame.

usual

true to form, wonted.

wonted

expected.

accepted (adjective)

orthodox, prevalent, Condoned, accepted, customary, sanctioned, traditional, approved, standard, established.

all (adjective)

established.

average (adjective)

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

cautious (adjective)

uptight.

conforming (adjective)

proper, consist, correct, Aping, conforming, complying, customary, obedient, traditional, regular, congruous, mannerly, Acquiescing, conformist, Adhering, formal, submissive.

habitual (adjective)

habitual, recurrent, accustomed, well-worn, common, routine, custom, conditioned, regular, Acclimated, Familiar, timeworn.

hackneyed (adjective)

well-worn, timeworn.

orthodox (adjective)

buttoned-down, good.

proper (adjective)

kosher.

received (adjective)

received.

regular (adjective)

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

unoriginal (adjective)

narrow, narrow-minded, uptight, bourgeois, conservative, parochial, stuffy, conforming, run-of-the-mill, moderate.

vulgar (adjective)

plebeian.

wonted (adjective)

expected.

Sense 4 (noun)

recognized.

Sense 5 (noun)

Establishmentarian.

Sense 6 (noun)

punctilious.

conventional (noun)

nonrepresentational, stodgy, stereotyped, square, conservative, unimaginative, formulaic, customary, stereotypic, received, ceremonious, traditional, buttoned-down, stereotypical, stuffy, straight, established, schematic, button-down, accepted, orthodox.

Usage examples for conventional:

  • Hadassah had greeted her with the conventional " How do you do?" - "There was a King in Egypt", Norma Lorimer.
  • " That is too conventional to be worthy of you," said Elton. - "Patricia Brent, Spinster", Herbert Jenkins.
  • Then he sought for a conventional phrase. - "Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories", Robert Herrick.

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