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workaday

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of workaday

  1. 1 being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events <just a workaday guy living a workaday life> Synonyms 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, usual, ordinaryRelated 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 to do with the practical details of regular life <wished that she could afford servants so as not to be bothered with such workaday matters as cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping> Synonyms everyday, nitty-gritty, prosaic, terrestrial, mundaneRelated Words earthly, temporal, worldly; average, common, commonplace, customary, familiar, garden, generic, normal, ordinary, plain, popular, routine, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), standard, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual; frequent, habitual, regular; expected, predictableNear Antonyms high-minded, lofty, noble, sublime; aberrant, abnormal, atypical; exceptional, extraordinary, freak, peculiar, phenomenal, rare, singular, special, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted; bizarre, curious, far-out, funny, odd, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, quaint, quirky, remarkable, screwy, strange, weird, wild

  3. 3 not designed to be worn only on special occasions <a workaday outfit that I could afford to get dirty> Synonyms everyday, informal, casualRelated Words dégagé, relaxed, sporty; dressed down; shabby, sloppy, slovenly, unkemptNear Antonyms best, Sunday; dressed up; chic, elegant, fashionable, smart, stylish; neat, tidy, trim; semiformalAntonyms dressy, formal, noncasual


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