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Ordinary

Pronunciation of Ordinary
/ˈɔːdɪnəɹi/, /ˈɔːdɪnəɹi/, /ˈɔː_d_ɪ_n_ə_ɹ_i/

Synonyms for ordinary:

Sense 1

commonly, rough-and-ready, demotic, colloquial, pedestrian, ordinarily, white-bread, cookie-cutter, ho-hum, middle-sized, unmemorable, unnatural, second nature, no-frills, garden-variety, normality, vox pop, overblown, routinely, formulaic, flesh and blood, popularize, normalcy, day-to-day.

Sense 2

natural, popularly, human, poor, pro forma, anonymous, middle, mainstream, The, norm, garden, undistinguished, vanilla, populist, unadventurous.

Sense 3

crude, rude.

Sense 4

basic, dull.

Sense 5

folk, primitive.

Sense 6

indifferent, private.

Sense 9

plain, rule.

Sense 10

straight.

Sense 14

right.

common

vulgar.

hackneyed

stereotyped.

meek

humble.

routine

matter of course.

trite

uninspiring.

word for word

literal.

average (adjective)

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

average; not distinctive (adjective)

mean, dull, common, stereotyped, white-bread, conventional, humble, unmemorable, household, pedestrian, unexceptional, characterless, indifferent, commonplace, fair, simple, garden, so-so, undistinguished, modest, unpretentious, prosaic, second-rate, unremarkable, workaday, vanilla, mediocre, plain.

cheap (adjective)

second-rate.

common, regular (adjective)

normal, habitual, natural, frequent, popular, general, public, routine, accustomed, customary, prevailing, traditional, typical, standard, quotidian, Familiar, usual, run-of-the-mill, wonted, stock, everyday.

daily (adjective)

day-to-day.

domestic (adjective)

household.

dull (adjective)

uninspiring.

habitual (adjective)

habitual, routine, recurrent.

humble (adjective)

trivial, unpretentious.

mediocre (adjective)

average, mediocre, usual, routine, mean, so-so, normal, standard, common, mundane, banal, suburban, modest.

nondescript (adjective)

unmemorable.

regular (adjective)

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

second-class (adjective)

second class.

succinct (adjective)

frank, direct, folksy, casual, honest, clear, intelligible, prosaic, bald, blunt, informal, unadorned, uncluttered, stark, outspoken, unpoetical, unpretentious, simple, Plain-spoken, straightforward, candid.

unimaginative (adjective)

prosaic.

vulgar (adjective)

plebeian.

Sense 2 (noun)

dull, undistinguished.

Sense 3 (noun)

typical.

Sense 4 (noun)

garden, formulaic, garden-variety, plain.

Sense 5 (noun)

norm, rule.

ordinary (noun)

fair, so-so, unremarkable, workaday, run-of-the-mill, mediocre, indifferent, run-of-the-mine, banausic, common, cut-and-dry, ordinary bicycle, routine, middling, quotidian, banal, mundane, average, characterless, tolerable, everyday, commonplace, trivial, passable, nondescript, unexceptional, cut-and-dried.

ornamented (verb)

elaborate.

Usage examples for ordinary:

  • Mine is not an ordinary case. - "Humorous Ghost Stories", Dorothy Scarborough.
  • To me, it seems to approach with more than ordinary speed. - "The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas", James Fenimore Cooper.

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disjunct

detached, separated, detached, discontinuous, divided, isolated, noncontinuous, separate, separated, discontinuous.

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