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prevailing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of prevailing

  1. 1 accepted, used, or practiced by most people the principal disagrees with the prevailing attitude toward corporal punishment Synonyms of prevailing conventional, customary, going, popular, current, prevalent, standard, stock, usualWords Related to prevailing average, common, everyday, normal, ordinary; regular, routine; epidemic, ubiquitous, universal, widespread; accustomed, wonted; fashionable, in, modish, stylishNear Antonyms of prevailing abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, uncommonAntonyms of prevailing nonstandard, unconventional, unpopular, unusual

  2. 2 held by or applicable to a majority of the people the prevailing custom here is to leave one's doors unlocked Synonyms of prevailing common, majority, overall, popular, general, public, received, ruling, vulgarWords Related to prevailing unanimous, universal; pop; everyday, familiar, household, usual, well-known; contemporary, current, present; dominant, predominant, preponderant; characteristic, typical; pandemic, pervasive, prevalent, rife, widespread; communal, sharedNear Antonyms of prevailing rare, strange, unknown, unusual; distinctive, especial, idiosyncratic, peculiar, special, unique; individual, separate, singular; nonpublic, personal, privateAntonyms of prevailing uncommon, unpopular



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