Thesaurus

commonplace

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of commonplace

  1. 1 being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events a commonplace occurrence Synonyms of commonplace average, common, ordinary, cut-and-dried (also cut-and-dry), everyday, garden-variety, normal, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, standard-issue, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workadayWords Related to commonplace regular, typical, unextraordinary; familiar, homely, plain, plain-Jane, popular, vulgar; natural; customary, wonted; insignificant, trivial, unimportant; frequent, habitual; expected, predictableNear Antonyms of commonplace 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 of commonplace abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, odd, out-of-the-way, strange, unusual

  2. 2 often observed or encountered the large corporate mergers that have become commonplace Synonyms of commonplace common or garden [chiefly British], common, everyday, familiar, frequent, garden-variety, household, ordinary, quotidian, routine, ubiquitous, usualWords Related to commonplace normal, regular, standard; de rigueur, mandatory, obligatory; general, universal; ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, incessant, unceasing; endemic, popular, prevailing, prevalent, rampant; perennial, recurrent, repeatedNear Antonyms of commonplace aberrant, abnormal, irregular, unnatural; intermittent, occasional, sporadicAntonyms of commonplace extraordinary, infrequent, rare, seldom, uncommon, unfamiliar, unusual

  3. 3 used or heard so often as to be dull a thriller that uses the commonplace plot twist of the evil twin Synonyms of commonplace banal, cliché (also cliche), clichéd, cobwebby, stale, hack, hackney, hackneyed, moth-eaten, musty, obligatory, shopworn, stereotyped, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-wornWords Related to commonplace twice-told; bromidic, platitudinal, platitudinous; canned, cardboard, conventional, cookie-cutter, derivative, imitative, ready-made, tried-and-true, unimaginative, uninspired, unoriginal; normal, ordinary, rote, routine, standard, stock, typical, usual; arid, barren, boring, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monotonous, numbing, old, pedantic, pedestrian, ponderous, prosaic, stodgy, stuffy, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, undramatic, uninteresting, vapid, wearisome, weary, wearying; old-fashioned, old hatNear Antonyms of commonplace animating, energizing, enlivening, exciting, galvanizing, invigorating, stimulating; absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting; atypical, extraordinary, strange, unaccustomed, uncommon, unfamiliar, unheard-of, unknown, unprecedented, unusual; pathbreaking, pioneering, trailblazingAntonyms of commonplace fresh, new, novel, original, unclichéd, unhackneyed


commonplace

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of commonplace

  1. an idea or expression that has been used by many people the familiar summertime commonplace that “It's not the heat, it's the humidity” Synonyms of commonplace banality, bromide, chestnut, cliché (also cliche), groaner, homily, platitude, shibboleth, trope, truism Words Related to commonplace conventional wisdom, party line, routine; inanity; generality, generalization, simplification; adage, proverb, saw, saying; old wives' tale, stereotype Near Antonyms of commonplace profundity



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up commonplace? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!