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stock

adjective

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accepted, used, or practiced by most people
  • the conversation became interesting once we got beyond the stock niceties and observations about the weather

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stock

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of stock (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a group of persons who come from the same ancestor
  • the bride comes from good stock

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2 a stupid person
  • just sat there like a stock, staring at me blankly whenever I asked him a question

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3 firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something
  • don't put any stock in her promises—she'll just tell you what she thinks you want to hear

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4 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
  • his family is of mixed northern European stock

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5 the number of individuals or amount of something available at any given time
  • the new study adds to the general stock of knowledge about genetic disorders

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The first known use of stock was before the 12th century

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“Stock.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/Stock. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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