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Synonyms for common
ˈkɒm ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. park, commons, common, green(adj)

    a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area

    "they went for a walk in the park"

    Synonyms:
    parkland, park, third estate, putting surface, ballpark, putting green, leafy vegetable, commonality, car park, jet, greenness, greens, green, commonalty, special K, parking area, commons, super acid, common land, parking lot, super C, honey oil, cat valium, viridity

    Antonyms:
    man-to-man, one-on-one, individual, superior, refined, various(a), red-carpet(a), single, rare, idiosyncratic, red carpet(a), extraordinary, especial(a), singular, special, strange, unwonted, individualist, respective(a), unshared, noble, individualistic, unusual, exceptional, formal, particular(a), several(a), uncommon

  2. common(adj)

    belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public

    "for the common good"; "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community"

    Synonyms:
    usual, coarse, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, plebeian, rough-cut

    Antonyms:
    singular, especial(a), exceptional, one-on-one, individualistic, red-carpet(a), respective(a), unwonted, single, formal, man-to-man, individualist, rare, several(a), special, noble, unshared, strange, superior, unusual, red carpet(a), particular(a), idiosyncratic, refined, individual, various(a), uncommon, extraordinary

  3. common(adj)

    having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual

    "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"

    Synonyms:
    usual, coarse, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, plebeian, rough-cut

    Antonyms:
    especial(a), red carpet(a), unusual, individual, uncommon, special, noble, various(a), idiosyncratic, single, individualist, rare, man-to-man, unwonted, particular(a), formal, extraordinary, several(a), red-carpet(a), unshared, superior, one-on-one, strange, refined, individualistic, respective(a), exceptional, singular

  4. common, mutual(adj)

    common to or shared by two or more parties

    "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor"

    Synonyms:
    usual, coarse, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, reciprocal, plebeian, rough-cut

    Antonyms:
    singular, unshared, individual, idiosyncratic, especial(a), unusual, special, individualistic, rare, unwonted, exceptional, single, red-carpet(a), particular(a), one-on-one, individualist, uncommon, formal, noble, man-to-man, strange, red carpet(a), refined, extraordinary, several(a), superior, various(a), respective(a)

  5. common, usual(adj)

    commonly encountered

    "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting"

    Synonyms:
    usual, coarse, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, plebeian, rough-cut

    Antonyms:
    extraordinary, refined, respective(a), one-on-one, uncommon, individualist, unwonted, individual, unshared, red carpet(a), particular(a), especial(a), strange, man-to-man, various(a), red-carpet(a), exceptional, unusual, noble, superior, singular, special, several(a), rare, single, individualistic, formal, idiosyncratic

  6. common, vernacular, vulgar(adj)

    being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language

    "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"

    Synonyms:
    usual, coarse, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, crude, earthy, plebeian, rough-cut, gross

    Antonyms:
    particular(a), extraordinary, unwonted, unusual, single, special, superior, man-to-man, noble, idiosyncratic, red-carpet(a), formal, individualistic, individual, several(a), rare, various(a), refined, individualist, singular, strange, respective(a), exceptional, red carpet(a), uncommon, unshared, one-on-one, especial(a)

  7. common, plebeian, vulgar, unwashed(adj)

    of or associated with the great masses of people

    "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses"

    Synonyms:
    usual, coarse, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, crude, earthy, plebeian, rough-cut, gross

    Antonyms:
    formal, unusual, rare, one-on-one, red-carpet(a), individual, refined, red carpet(a), single, superior, extraordinary, unwonted, noble, especial(a), special, idiosyncratic, individualist, strange, uncommon, various(a), man-to-man, several(a), singular, individualistic, respective(a), particular(a), exceptional, unshared

  8. coarse, common(adj)

    of low or inferior quality or value

    "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"

    Synonyms:
    usual, coarse, rough-cut, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, plebeian, harsh

    Antonyms:
    noble, extraordinary, idiosyncratic, individualist, singular, single, special, unusual, rare, strange, various(a), respective(a), uncommon, individualistic, refined, unshared, particular(a), formal, individual, red carpet(a), red-carpet(a), superior, unwonted, man-to-man, several(a), exceptional, one-on-one, especial(a)

  9. coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar(adj)

    lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

    "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich"

    Synonyms:
    usual, coarse, rough-cut, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, crude, earthy, gross, roughhewn, plebeian, harsh

    Antonyms:
    several(a), one-on-one, unusual, uncommon, single, extraordinary, rare, formal, exceptional, unshared, superior, noble, man-to-man, idiosyncratic, strange, especial(a), refined, special, individualist, respective(a), red-carpet(a), singular, various(a), unwonted, red carpet(a), individualistic, particular(a), individual

  10. common(adj)

    to be expected; standard

    "common decency"

    Synonyms:
    usual, coarse, vulgar, vernacular, mutual, unwashed, uncouth, plebeian, rough-cut

    Antonyms:
    singular, man-to-man, various(a), formal, unwonted, unshared, individual, uncommon, especial(a), refined, special, superior, unusual, idiosyncratic, several(a), exceptional, noble, individualist, strange, respective(a), one-on-one, particular(a), rare, extraordinary, single, individualistic, red-carpet(a), red carpet(a)

Wiktionary

  1. common(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    ordinary, widespread, usual, normal, shared, mutual, standard

    Antonyms:
    unusual, few and far between, rare, personal, uncommon, individual

  2. common(adjective)

    To communicate (something).

    Synonyms:
    usual, mutual, shared, widespread, ordinary, standard, normal

    Antonyms:
    unusual, personal, uncommon, rare, few and far between, individual

  3. common(adjective)

    To converse, talk.

    It is common to find sharks off this coast.

    Synonyms:
    mutual, standard, ordinary, usual, shared, widespread, normal

    Antonyms:
    unusual, personal, few and far between, uncommon, rare, individual

  4. common(adjective)

    To have sex.

    Sharks are common in these waters.

    Synonyms:
    normal, shared, standard, ordinary, usual, mutual, widespread

    Antonyms:
    rare, personal, uncommon, individual, few and far between, unusual

  5. common(adjective)

    Simple, ordinary or vulgar.

    Synonyms:
    ordinary, widespread, usual, mutual, normal, shared, standard

    Antonyms:
    rare, personal, individual, unusual, uncommon, few and far between

  6. common(adjective)

    In some languages, particularly Germanic languages, of the gender originating from the coalescence of the masculine and feminine categories of nouns.

    Synonyms:
    mutual, standard, widespread, usual, normal, shared, ordinary

    Antonyms:
    personal, unusual, few and far between, rare, uncommon, individual

  7. common(adjective)

    Of or pertaining to uncapitalized nouns in English, i.e., common nouns vs. proper nouns

    Synonyms:
    normal, shared, usual, standard, ordinary, widespread, mutual

    Antonyms:
    individual, personal, rare, uncommon, unusual, few and far between

  8. common(adjective)

    vernacular, referring to the name of a kind of plant or animal, i.e., common name vs. scientific name

    Synonyms:
    mutual, normal, shared, usual, ordinary, standard, widespread

    Antonyms:
    rare, uncommon, few and far between, unusual, personal, individual

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. common

    Common signifies frequently occurring, not out of the regular course, not exceptional; hence, not above the average, not excellent or distinguished, inferior, or even low; common also signifies pertaining to or participated in by two or more persons or things; as, sorrow is common to the race. General may signify pertaining equally to all of a class, race, etc., but very commonly signifies pertaining to the greater number, but not necessarily to all. Universal applies to all without exception; general applies to all with possible or comparatively slight exceptions; common applies to very many without deciding whether they are even a majority. A common remark is one we often hear; a general experience is one that comes to the majority of people; a universal experience is one from which no human being is exempt. It is dangerous for a debater to affirm a universal proposition, since that can be negatived by a single exception, while a general statement is not invalidated even by adducing many exceptions. We say a common opinion, common experience, a general rule, general truth, a universal law. Compare synonyms for NORMAL; USUAL.

    Synonyms:
    commonplace, customary, everyday, familiar, frequent, general, habitual, normal, ordinary, popular, prevalent, public, universal, usual

    Antonyms:
    exceptional, infrequent, rare, singular, uncommon, unknown, unusual

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. common

    Synonyms:
    ordinary, familiar, habitual, everyday, frequent, coarse, vulgar, low, mean, universal

    Antonyms:
    unusual, exceptional, scarce, rare, uncommon, refined, partial, infrequent, sporadic, egregious, excellent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. common(a.)

    Synonyms:
    public, belonging to all, for the use of all

  2. common(a.)

    Synonyms:
    general, universal, used by all

  3. common(a.)

    Synonyms:
    usual, frequent, habitual, customary, every-day, often met with

  4. common(a.)

    Synonyms:
    trite, stale, threadbare, hackneyed, commonplace, not new, worn out

  5. common(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ordinary, vulgar, low, inferior, not distinguished (by high birth, attainments or character)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. common(a)

    Synonyms:
    public, general, customary, usual, ordinary, unexceptional, commonplace, inconspicuous, average, mediocre, plebeian, proletarian

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How to use common in a sentence?

  1. James Beard:

    Food is our common ground, a universal experience.

  2. Jeremy Farrar:

    This is totally unprecedented. We've never seen this, and there's so much uncertainty, is this a one off? A very rare event? Or is this going to be quite common? The honest answer is we don't know.

  3. Alphonse de Lamartine:

    Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

  4. Woodward Fischer:

    This discovery from Jared Leadbetter and Hang fills a major intellectual gap in our understanding of Earth's elemental cycles, and adds to the diverse ways in which manganese, an abstruse but common transition metal, has shaped the evolution of life on our planet.

  5. Mel Sembler:

    Logic, common sense tells me he will decide not to run.


Translations for common

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  • مشتركArabic
  • уртаҡBashkir
  • агу́льныBelarusian
  • разпространен, обикновен, общBulgarian
  • comú, comunaCatalan, Valencian
  • běžný, obvyklý, obyčejný, společnýCzech
  • comminsWelsh
  • sædvanlig, fælles, fælleskøn, almindelig, vanlig, fælledDanish
  • gemeinschaftlich, häufig, gemein, Gemein-, gewöhnlich, nicht ungewöhnlich, gemeinsam, verbreitetGerman
  • κοινόςGreek
  • comúnSpanish
  • شایع, رایج, معمولی, معمول, مشترکPersian
  • yhteismaa, yleinen, tavallinen, yhteisomaisuus, yhteinenFinnish
  • commune, commun, ordinaireFrench
  • coiteannIrish
  • àbhaisteach, cumanta, coitcheannScottish Gaelic
  • comúnGalician
  • שכיח, רגילה, משותפת, נפוצה, משותף, נפוץ, רגיל, שכיחהHebrew
  • közönségesHungarian
  • սովորական, հասարակArmenian
  • communInterlingua
  • umumIndonesian
  • komuna, ordinaraIdo
  • grossolano, grossolana, comune, volgare, ordinario, ordinariaItalian
  • 通常, 相互, 共通Japanese
  • 상호, 통상Korean
  • communisLatin
  • sama, biasaMalay
  • gemeen, gewone, veelvoorkomend, gemeengoed, gemene, commuun, meent, gewoonDutch
  • vanlig, felleskjønnNorwegian
  • comunOccitan
  • powszechny, pospolity, zwyczajny, zwykły, męsko-żeński, powszedni, wspólnyPolish
  • comumPortuguese
  • obișnuit, comun, uzualRomanian
  • обычный, повседневный, взаимный, обыкновенный, простой, повсеместный, общий род, распространённый, обыденный, общийRussian
  • skúpenSlovene
  • allmän, gemensam, vanlig, allmänning, utrumSwedish
  • సామాన్య, మామూలుTelugu
  • загальнийUkrainian
  • عامUrdu
  • thường, chung, bình thường, thông thườngVietnamese
  • 常见Chinese

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