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usual

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of usual

  1. 1 accepted, used, or practiced by most people that's not the usual method, but it works Synonyms of usual conventional, customary, going, popular, prevailing, prevalent, standard, stock, currentWords Related to usual average, common, everyday, normal, ordinary; regular, routine; epidemic, ubiquitous, universal, widespread; accustomed, wonted; fashionable, in, modish, stylishNear Antonyms of usual abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, uncommonAntonyms of usual nonstandard, unconventional, unpopular, unusual

  2. 2 being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events the characters in this novel are drawn with greater depth than is usual for a work of science fiction Synonyms of usual average, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried (also cut-and-dry), everyday, garden-variety, normal, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, standard-issue, unexceptional, unremarkable, ordinary, workadayWords Related to usual regular, typical, unextraordinary; familiar, homely, plain, plain-Jane, popular, vulgar; natural; customary, wonted; insignificant, trivial, unimportant; frequent, habitual; expected, predictableNear Antonyms of usual 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 usual abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, odd, out-of-the-way, strange, unusual

  3. 3 often observed or encountered the usual reaction to the sight of the falls is one of absolute awe Synonyms of usual common or garden [chiefly British], commonplace, everyday, familiar, frequent, garden-variety, household, ordinary, quotidian, routine, ubiquitous, commonWords Related to usual normal, regular, standard; de rigueur, mandatory, obligatory; general, universal; ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, incessant, unceasing; endemic, popular, prevailing, prevalent, rampant; perennial, recurrent, repeatedNear Antonyms of usual aberrant, abnormal, irregular, unnatural; intermittent, occasional, sporadicAntonyms of usual extraordinary, infrequent, rare, seldom, uncommon, unfamiliar, unusual

Synonym Discussion of usual

usual, customary, habitual, wonted, accustomed mean familiar through frequent or regular repetition. usual stresses the absence of strangeness or unexpectedness.
    • my usual order for lunch
customary applies to what accords with the practices, conventions, or usages of an individual or community.
    • the customary waiting period before the application is approved
habitual suggests a practice settled or established by much repetition.
    • a habitual morning routine
wonted stresses habituation but usually applies to what is favored, sought, or purposefully cultivated.
    • his wonted determination
accustomed is less emphatic than wonted or habitual in suggesting fixed habit or invariable custom.
    • accepted the compliment with her accustomed modesty

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