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standard

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of standard

  1. 1 being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events <a standard bandage is all that that wound needs> Synonyms average, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried (also cut-and-dry), everyday, garden-variety, normal, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, ordinary, 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 having or showing the qualities associated with the members of a particular group or kind <he's pretty much your standard high-school jock> Synonyms archetypal (also archetypical), average, characteristic, normal, regular, representative, typical, trueRelated Words common, commonplace, conventional, customary, everyday, ordinary, usual, wonted, workaday; classic, textbook, vintage; expected, familiar, habitual, predictable, routine, unexceptional, unremarkable; predominant, preponderantNear Antonyms uncommon, unconventional, uncustomary, unusual, unwonted; distinctive, especial, exceptional, extraordinary, infrequent, noteworthy, rare, remarkable, singular, special, unexpected, unfamiliar, unique, unpredictable; eccentric, idiosyncratic, nonconformist, peculiar, unknown, unorthodox; curious, erratic, funky, funny, odd, oddball, offbeat, outlandish, quirky, screwy, strange, wacky (also whacky), way-out; bizarre, fantastic (also fantastical), far-out, freak, freakish, kooky (also kookie), out-of-the-way, outrageous, outré, rare, singular, unnatural, weird, wildAntonyms aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, deviant, irregular, nonrepresentative, nontypical, untypical

  3. 3 accepted, used, or practiced by most people <standard procedure> Synonyms conventional, customary, going, popular, prevailing, prevalent, current, stock, usualRelated Words average, common, everyday, normal, ordinary; regular, routine; epidemic, ubiquitous, universal, widespread; accustomed, wonted; fashionable, in, modish, stylishNear Antonyms abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, uncommonAntonyms nonstandard, unconventional, unpopular, unusual


standard

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of standard

  1. 1 something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared <the animation in that movie set the standard against which all later animated cartoons were judged> Synonyms bar, barometer, benchmark, criterion, gold standard, grade, mark, measure, metric, par, touchstone, yardstick Related Words case, example, instance; average, norm, rule; acme, apex, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenith Near Antonyms aberration, abnormality, deviation

  2. 2 a piece of cloth with a special design that is used as an emblem or for signaling <a ship flying the queen's standard> Synonyms banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, guidon, jack, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], pennant, pennon, flag, streamerRelated Words bunting, gonfalon; black flag, Jolly Roger, tricolor, union jack, white flag; burgee, semaphore, signaler (or signaller), waft; badge, coat of arms, crest, insignia

  3. 3 what is typical of a group, class, or series <somewhat shorter than the standard for boys that age> Synonyms norm, normal, par, averageRelated Words golden mean, mean, median, middle; commonplace, ordinary, rule, run, status quo, usual; exemplar, representativeNear Antonyms abnormality, anomaly, deviation, exception, rarity

  4. 4 standards pl  the code of good conduct for an individual or group <a life guided by high standards> Synonyms ethos, morality, morals, norms, principles, standardsRelated Words customs, dictates, etiquette, manners, mores, values; beliefs, dogma, faith, tenets


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