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conventional

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of conventional

  1. 1 accepted, used, or practiced by most people <conventional wisdom holds that an incumbent president has an overwhelming advantage over his opponent> Synonyms current, customary, going, popular, prevailing, prevalent, standard, stock, usualRelated Words average, common, everyday, normal, ordinary; regular, routine; epidemic, ubiquitous, universal, widespread; accustomed, wonted; fashionable, in, modish, stylishNear Antonyms abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, uncommonAntonyms nonstandard, unconventional, unpopular, unusual

  2. 2 based on customs usually handed down from a previous generation <tried to break from the conventional attitudes regarding the proper roles for men and women> Synonyms classical, traditional, customary, prescriptiveRelated Words authentic, established, fixed, historical; common, habitual, orthodox, usual; ancestral, historic, old-time, old-world; aged, age-old, ancient, antediluvian, hoary, old, venerable; ageless, dateless, immemorial, timelessNear Antonyms contemporary, current, modern, modernized, new, new-age, present-day, updated, up-to-date; futuristic, high-tech (also hi-tech), hot, latest, mod, modernistic, newfangled, new-fashioned, red-hot, space-age, state-of-the-art, supermodern, ultramodern; nonconformist, nonorthodox, original, progressive, revolutionary, unorthodox, unprecedented, unusualAntonyms nontraditional, unconventional, uncustomary, untraditional

  3. 3 following or agreeing with established form, custom, or rules <conventional courtesy demands that the bridal couple send written thank-you notes for their gifts> Synonyms ceremonial, ceremonious, formal, orthodox, regular, routineRelated Words authorized, certified, official, sanctioned; accepted, correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; formalistic, ritual, ritualistic; methodical (also methodic), orderly, systematicNear Antonyms unauthorized, unofficial; graceless, improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitableAntonyms casual, freewheeling, informal, irregular, unceremonious, unconventional, unorthodox





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