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ordinary

or·di·nar·y

ordinary

 
 
pronunciation:
or d neI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: usual or normal.
It was an ordinary day at the office until the electricity went off.Taking shortcuts is not part of her ordinary way of doing things.
synonyms:
customary, habitual, normal, standard, usual
antonyms:
characteristic, curious, different, exotic, extraordinary, fancy, fantastic, freak, odd, offbeat, particular, peculiar, phenomenal, remarkable, special, strange
similar words:
accustomed, average, commonplace, conventional, everyday, familiar, general, natural, orthodox, par, practical, quotidian, regular, routine, traditional, typical, unexceptional
definition 2: without distinction; mediocre or commonplace.
Though he became a brilliant scientist, he was an ordinary student in his school days.He dreamed of being hailed as a poet, but his work was considered merely ordinary.
synonyms:
commonplace, conventional, mediocre, run-of-the-mill, unremarkable, usual
antonyms:
different, exceptional, extraordinary, fantastic, grand, impressive, outlandish, peculiar, rare, remarkable, special, striking, stunning, stupendous
similar words:
banal, common, everyday, homely, humdrum, indifferent, mere, mundane, pedestrian, prosaic, quotidian, simple, so-so, workaday
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part of speech: noun
inflections: ordinaries
definition 1: the usual or common degree or condition.
Unfortunately, her singing is nothing out of the ordinary.
synonyms:
normal, usual
similar words:
average, par, routine, standard, status quo
definition 2: usual or common things collectively (usu. prec. by the).
His novels are about the ordinary, but his writing charms us with its wit.
definition 3: the part of Catholic Mass that is constant.
similar words:
offertory
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derivation: ordinariness (n.)
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