Synonyms and Antonyms of prevailing
accepted, used, or practiced by most people
- The principal disagrees with the prevailing attitude toward dress codes.
average, common, everyday, normal, ordinary
epidemic, ubiquitous, universal, widespread
fashionable, in, modish, stylish
held by or applicable to a majority of the people
- The prevailing custom here is to leave one's doors unlocked.
everyday, familiar, household, usual, well-known
dominant, predominant, preponderant
pandemic, pervasive, prevalent, rife, widespread
rare, strange, unknown, unusual
distinctive, especial, idiosyncratic, peculiar, special, unique
individual, separate, singular