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routine

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of routine

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

  2. 2 following or agreeing with established form, custom, or rules <the routine procedure for filing a complaint with the board> Synonyms ceremonial, ceremonious, conventional, orthodox, regular, formalRelated Words authorized, certified, official, sanctioned; accepted, correct, decorous, genteel, nice, polite, proper, respectable, seemly; formalistic, ritual, ritualistic; methodical (also methodic), orderly, systematicNear Antonyms unauthorized, unofficial; graceless, improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitableAntonyms casual, freewheeling, informal, irregular, unceremonious, unconventional, unorthodox

  3. 3 often observed or encountered <the movie is a routine thriller that has little to recommend it> Synonyms common or garden [chiefly British], commonplace, everyday, familiar, frequent, garden-variety, household, ordinary, quotidian, common, ubiquitous, usualRelated Words normal, regular, standard; de rigueur, mandatory, obligatory; general, universal; ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, incessant, unceasing; endemic, popular, prevailing, prevalent, rampant; perennial, recurrent, repeatedNear Antonyms aberrant, abnormal, irregular, unnatural; intermittent, occasional, sporadicAntonyms extraordinary, infrequent, rare, seldom, uncommon, unfamiliar, unusual


routine

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of routine

  1. 1 an established and often automatic or monotonous series of actions followed when engaging in some activity <part of my morning routine is drinking a cup of coffee while reading the newspaper> Synonyms drill, grind, groove, lockstep, pattern, rote, rut, treadmill Related Words daily dozen, regimen; housekeeping; custom, fashion, habit, practice (also practise), trick, wont; approach, manner, method, procedure, strategy, style, tack, technique, way; design, plan, program, scheme; convention, policy, tradition

  2. 2 something done over and over in order to develop skill <a weapons training routine> Synonyms drill, practice (also practise), exercise, training, workoutRelated Words assignment, homework, lesson; brushup, refresher, review

  3. 3 a performance regularly presented by an individual or group <did a tired routine that's been around since the days of vaudeville> Synonyms bit, number, act, shtick (also schtick or shtik), turnRelated Words signature


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