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typical

adjective

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  1. 1 having or showing the qualities associated with the members of a particular group or kind typical behavior for a two-year-old Synonyms of typical archetypal (also archetypical), average, characteristic, normal, regular, representative, standard, true Words Related to typical common, commonplace, conventional, customary, everyday, ordinary, usual, wonted, workaday; classic, textbook, vintage; expected, familiar, habitual, predictable, routine, unexceptional, unremarkable; predominant, preponderant Near Antonyms of typical 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, wild Antonyms of typical aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, deviant, irregular, nonrepresentative, nontypical, untypical

  2. 2 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group when I asked what he had learned in school that day, he gave me the typical answer of teenagers: “I don't know” Synonyms of typical classic, diagnostic (also diagnostical), discriminating, distinct, distinctive, distinguishing, identifying, individual, peculiar, proper, symptomatic, characteristicWords Related to typical idiosyncratic; identifiable, pronounced, unmistakable; general, generic; common, normal, regular, usual; especial, particular, special, specific; archetypal (also archetypical), model, paradigmaticAntonyms of typical atypical, nontypical, uncharacteristic, untypical

Synonym Discussion of typical

regular, normal, typical, natural mean being of the sort or kind that is expected as usual, ordinary, or average. regular stresses conformity to a rule, standard, or pattern.
    • the club's regular monthly meeting
normal implies lack of deviation from what has been discovered or established as the most usual or expected.
    • normal behavior for a two-year-old
typical implies showing all important traits of a type, class, or group and may suggest lack of strong individuality.
    • a typical small town
natural applies to what conforms to a thing's essential nature, function, or mode of being.
    • the natural love of a mother for her child

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