Pronunciation of Commercial
/kəmˈɜːʃə͡l/, /kəmˈɜːʃə‍l/, /k_ə_m_ˈɜː_ʃ_əl/

Antonyms for commercial:

superior, blue sky, uncommercial, nonprofit, noncommercial, uncommercialized, uncommercialised.

Synonyms for commercial:

Sense 1

profiteer, boom, cash cow, off-the-shelf, machine-made, cream off, zero-rated, disposable, marketable, commercialize, commercially, mass-market, handcrafted, cut in, cash in, store-bought, unsold, wholesale, rack up, earner, cash-and-carry, sewing machine, pay, promotional, pre-enjoyed, refined, off-brand, turnkey, profit from, custom-made, returnable, branded, breakeven, discontinued, unbranded, rake off, profitability, handmade, tie in, rate of return, commercialism, asset-stripping, profit center, unpriced, above-the-line, custom-built, ring up, mass-produced, home-made, speculation, lose, arbitrage, profits warning, well-stocked.

Sense 2

made-to-order, ready-made, bring in, cut rate, licensed, proprietary, consumable, generic, speculative, custom, yield, grocery, brand name, one-size-fits-all, packaged, picture.

Sense 3

popular, newcomer.

Sense 5

mobile, spoiler, liquid, retail.

Sense 20





pecuniary, business.

in demand





salable, purchasable.





Other synonyms and related words:

popular, moneymaking, refined, unpriced, disposable, mercenary, promotional, unsold, custom, spoiler, commercialized, unbranded, merchantable, open, trade, proprietary, licensed, one-size-fits-all, brand name, wholesale, unsalable, consumable, discontinued, commercialism, store-bought, technical, earner, business, monetary, retail, cash-and-carry, speculation, picture, mercantile, marketable, generic, lose, liquid, handcrafted, commercial message, pecuniary, salable, financial, economic, mobile, branded, inferior, commercialised, fiscal, mass-market, machine-made, commercially.

concerning business, marketing (adjective)

mercantile, trade, financial, economic, marketable, retail, pecuniary, fiscal, popular, wholesale, monetary.

economic (adjective)

mercantile, pecuniary.

intended for financial gain (adjective)


marketable (adjective)


monetary (adjective)


Sense 1 (noun)

monetary, retail, boom, wholesale, marketable, profitability, commercialism, financial, speculation, economic, speculative, fiscal, arbitrage, yield, pay, pecuniary.

Sense 2 (noun)

salable, popular.

Sense 4 (noun)

custom-built, branded, custom, cut rate, consumable, brand name, commercially, cash-and-carry, custom-made.

Sense 5 (noun)

promotional, packaged.

commercial (noun)

commercialized, mercenary, inferior, mercantile, commercialised, commercial message, moneymaking, trade, business, technical.

communication (noun)

commercial message.

publication (noun)

journal, broadcast, gazette, organ, newspaper, promotion, bulletin, announcement, promulgation, herald, post, publication, periodical, newsletter, brief, propaganda, journalism, newsmagazine, handbill, notice, review, report, advertisement, dissemination, circular.

Usage examples for commercial:

  • It was Christmas Eve, and the four commercial travellers were spending the holiday at Grassminster. - "Amusements in Mathematics", Henry Ernest Dudeney.
  • In the east were wide lands and powerful states and military dangers and political problems and commercial opportunities. - "The Romanization of Roman Britain", F. Haverfield.
  • Jimmie cut in, his commercial instinct getting the better of his awe of Tolstoy. - "Abroad with the Jimmies", Lilian Bell.

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