Synonyms and Antonyms of usual
1 accepted, used, or practiced by most people <that's not the usual method, but it works> Synonyms conventional, customary, going, popular, prevailing, prevalent, standard, stock, currentRelated 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 being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events <the characters in this novel are drawn with greater depth than is usual for a work of science fiction> Synonyms average, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried (also cut-and-dry), everyday, garden-variety, normal, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, standard-issue, unexceptional, unremarkable, ordinary, workadayRelated Words regular, typical, unextraordinary; familiar, homely, plain, plain-Jane, popular, vulgar; natural; customary, wonted; insignificant, trivial, unimportant; frequent, habitual; expected, predictableNear Antonyms curious, funny, peculiar, quaint, queer; aberrant, anomalous, atypical, irregular, untypical; rare, recherché, scarce; fantastic (also fantastical), phenomenal; bizarre, far-out, Kafkaesque, outrageous, outré, wacky (also whacky), way-out, weird, wild; eccentric, idiosyncratic, kooky (also kookie), nonconformist, oddball, offbeat, unconventional, unorthodox; freak, freakish; conspicuous, notable, novel, outstanding, prominent, salient, signal, striking, unexampled, unprecedented; singular, unique, unparalleledAntonyms abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, odd, out-of-the-way, strange, unusual
3 often observed or encountered <the usual reaction to the sight of the falls is one of absolute awe> Synonyms common or garden [chiefly British], commonplace, everyday, familiar, frequent, garden-variety, household, ordinary, quotidian, routine, ubiquitous, commonRelated Words normal, regular, standard; de rigueur, mandatory, obligatory; general, universal; ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, incessant, unceasing; endemic, popular, prevailing, prevalent, rampant; perennial, recurrent, repeatedNear Antonyms aberrant, abnormal, irregular, unnatural; intermittent, occasional, sporadicAntonyms extraordinary, infrequent, rare, seldom, uncommon, unfamiliar, unusual
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