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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 of standard 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, workadayWords Related to standard regular, typical, unextraordinary; familiar, homely, plain, plain-Jane, popular, vulgar; natural; customary, wonted; insignificant, trivial, unimportant; frequent, habitual; expected, predictableNear Antonyms of standard 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 of standard 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 of standard archetypal (also archetypical), average, characteristic, normal, regular, representative, typical, trueWords Related to standard common, commonplace, conventional, customary, everyday, ordinary, usual, wonted, workaday; classic, textbook, vintage; expected, familiar, habitual, predictable, routine, unexceptional, unremarkable; predominant, preponderantNear Antonyms of standard 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 of standard aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, deviant, irregular, nonrepresentative, nontypical, untypical

  3. 3 accepted, used, or practiced by most people standard procedure Synonyms of standard conventional, customary, going, popular, prevailing, prevalent, current, stock, usualWords Related to standard average, common, everyday, normal, ordinary; regular, routine; epidemic, ubiquitous, universal, widespread; accustomed, wonted; fashionable, in, modish, stylishNear Antonyms of standard abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, uncommonAntonyms of standard 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 of standard bar, barometer, benchmark, criterion, gold standard, grade, mark, measure, metric, par, touchstone, yardstick Words Related to standard case, example, instance; average, norm, rule; acme, apex, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenith Near Antonyms of standard 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 of standard banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, guidon, jack, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], pennant, pennon, flag, streamerWords Related to standard 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 of standard norm, normal, par, averageWords Related to standard golden mean, mean, median, middle; commonplace, ordinary, rule, run, status quo, usual; exemplar, representativeNear Antonyms of standard 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 of standard ethos, morality, morals, norms, principles, standardsWords Related to standard customs, dictates, etiquette, manners, mores, values; beliefs, dogma, faith, tenets

Synonym Discussion of standard

standard, criterion, gauge, yardstick, touchstone mean a means of determining what a thing should be. standard applies to any definite rule, principle, or measure established by authority.
    • standards of behavior
criterion may apply to anything used as a test of quality whether formulated as a rule or principle or not.
    • questioned the critic's criteria for excellence
gauge applies to a means of testing a particular dimension (such as thickness, depth, diameter) or figuratively a particular quality or aspect.
    • polls as a gauge of voter dissatisfaction
yardstick is an informal substitute for criterion that suggests quantity more often than quality.
    • housing construction as a yardstick of economic growth
touchstone suggests a simple test of the authenticity or value of something intangible.
    • fine service is one touchstone of a first-class restaurant

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