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customary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of customary

  1. 1 accepted, used, or practiced by most people the customary response to the greeting “How are you?” is “Fine, thanks” Synonyms of customary conventional, current, going, popular, prevailing, prevalent, standard, stock, usualWords Related to customary average, common, everyday, normal, ordinary; regular, routine; epidemic, ubiquitous, universal, widespread; accustomed, wonted; fashionable, in, modish, stylishNear Antonyms of customary abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, uncommonAntonyms of customary nonstandard, unconventional, unpopular, unusual

  2. 2 based on customs usually handed down from a previous generation the customary toasting of the bride and groom at their wedding reception Synonyms of customary classical, conventional, traditional, prescriptiveWords Related to customary 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 of customary 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 of customary nontraditional, unconventional, uncustomary, untraditional



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