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conventional

con·ven·tion·al

conventional

 
 
pronunciation:
kn ven sh nl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: adhering closely to accepted customs and standards.
Impressionist painters moved beyond conventional techniques that had been long employed in the art world.Her very conventional parents could not understand why she had no desire to get married.
 
synonyms:
conservative, orthodox
antonyms:
avant-garde, bizarre, daring, eccentric, erratic, innovative, odd, offbeat, rebellious, unconventional, unorthodox
similar words:
accepted, accustomed, canonical, formal, general, middlebrow, normal, popular, proper, right, square, standard, straight
definition 2: commonplace; ordinary; unimaginative.
The new TV season is offering viewers conventional situation comedies that lack any real sparkle.
synonyms:
common, commonplace, mediocre, ordinary, pedestrian, prosaic, run-of-the-mill, unimaginative, usual
antonyms:
eccentric, exotic, odd, offbeat, unique, unusual, weird, zany
similar words:
bromidic, cliché, everyday, general, hackneyed, methodical, trite
definition 3: established by custom or usage; traditional.
Shaking hands is a conventional way to acknowledge being introduced to another person and to show acceptance of a new relationship.
synonyms:
customary, habitual, normal, routine, standard, traditional, usual
antonyms:
modern
similar words:
accepted, everyday, general, ordinary, orthodox, regular
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derivation: conventionally (adv.)
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