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Synonyms for conventional
kənˈvɛn ʃə nlcon·ven·tion·al

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  1. conventionaladjective

    stereotypical, typical

    out of the ordinary, unconventional, atypical, imaginative

  2. conventionaladjective

    Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour.

    typical, stereotypical

    imaginative, out of the ordinary, atypical, unconventional

  3. conventionaladjective

    ordinary, commonplace

    stereotypical, typical

    atypical, unconventional, imaginative, out of the ordinary

  4. conventionaladjective

    banal, trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or cliche

    typical, stereotypical

    out of the ordinary, imaginative, unconventional, atypical

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conventional

    customary, usual, ordinary, stipulated, prevalent, social

    unusual, unsocial, legal, compulsory, statutable, immutable, natural, invariable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. conventionaladjective

    following accepted customs and proprieties

    "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"

    established, ceremonious, schematic, formal

    spacey, offbeat, irregular, spacy, unconventional, bizarre, alternative, outlandish, rakish, kinky, far-out, funky, raffish, go-as-you-please, representational, flakey, eccentric, devil-may-care, unorthodox, off-the-wall, nontraditional, freakish, gonzo, spaced-out, nuclear, outre, freaky, quirky, bohemian, atomic, way-out, flaky, untraditional, maverick, informal, thermonuclear

  2. conventional, establishedadjective

    conforming with accepted standards

    "a conventional view of the world"

    accomplished, naturalized, schematic, established, formal, effected, ceremonious, constituted

    bizarre, offbeat, flaky, untraditional, kinky, thermonuclear, devil-may-care, spacy, freakish, eccentric, off-the-wall, far-out, unconventional, alternative, unorthodox, outre, quirky, flakey, gonzo, rakish, go-as-you-please, spacey, spaced-out, irregular, nuclear, funky, outlandish, way-out, freaky, informal, atomic, raffish, nontraditional, representational, maverick, bohemian

  3. conventionaladjective

    (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy

    "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"

    established, ceremonious, schematic, formal

    unconventional, outre, kinky, go-as-you-please, alternative, freaky, way-out, spaced-out, off-the-wall, funky, flaky, gonzo, quirky, eccentric, freakish, spacy, informal, bizarre, offbeat, far-out, devil-may-care, rakish, flakey, spacey, bohemian, thermonuclear, irregular, untraditional, atomic, nuclear, representational, maverick, unorthodox, outlandish, nontraditional, raffish

  4. conventionaladjective

    unimaginative and conformist

    "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"

    established, ceremonious, schematic, formal

    flakey, devil-may-care, way-out, unconventional, freaky, nontraditional, eccentric, thermonuclear, offbeat, spacy, outre, flaky, informal, far-out, bohemian, kinky, quirky, spacey, off-the-wall, untraditional, gonzo, spaced-out, funky, representational, maverick, unorthodox, outlandish, rakish, raffish, go-as-you-please, irregular, freakish, atomic, nuclear, alternative, bizarre

  5. conventional, formal, schematicadjective

    represented in simplified or symbolic form

    established, ceremonious, courtly, schematic, formal, stately

    offbeat, flaky, go-as-you-please, funky, outlandish, devil-may-care, thermonuclear, spacy, kinky, atomic, far-out, off-the-wall, unorthodox, bizarre, quirky, eccentric, freakish, spacey, irregular, freaky, outre, raffish, alternative, nuclear, informal, gonzo, way-out, rakish, flakey, unconventional, nontraditional, spaced-out, maverick, untraditional, representational, bohemian

  6. conventionaladjective

    in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past

    "a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white"; "the conventional handshake"

    established, ceremonious, schematic, formal

    raffish, unconventional, devil-may-care, representational, outre, spacy, off-the-wall, irregular, gonzo, freakish, flakey, bizarre, go-as-you-please, far-out, untraditional, alternative, nontraditional, informal, eccentric, kinky, spacey, flaky, way-out, quirky, funky, spaced-out, outlandish, freaky, bohemian, rakish, thermonuclear, atomic, offbeat, unorthodox, maverick, nuclear

  7. ceremonious, conventionaladjective

    rigidly formal or bound by convention

    "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"

    established, ceremonious, pompous, schematic, formal

    funky, spacy, freakish, flaky, eccentric, far-out, spaced-out, offbeat, outlandish, flakey, outre, gonzo, spacey, way-out, unconventional, go-as-you-please, nuclear, freaky, unorthodox, kinky, devil-may-care, off-the-wall, bizarre, raffish, representational, rakish, alternative, untraditional, thermonuclear, irregular, quirky, nontraditional, maverick, bohemian, informal, atomic

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conventionaladjective

    stipulated, agreed on, bargained for

  2. conventionaladjective

    usual, customary, common, habitual, wonted, accustomed, ordinary, regular, every-day

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  1. Jake Gyllenhaal:

    Feelings don't come when we expect them to, so he( Vallée) shoots a movie in the same way... it's not telling you the obvious in a conventional way and that's beautiful, because I think that's how we walk through life.

  2. Paul Wertheimer:

    Conventional wisdom says take the closest exit, but that doesn't always work at concerts because that's where the crush is. You want to know where all exits are because exits farther away may be better. You don't want to follow the crowd surge going one route.

  3. David Peterson:

    There is so much energy and so much intensity that we can not stop them with conventional means, in these fires, we have to allow them to burn until there’s a period of high humidity and rain that helps reduce the temperature of fire enough to control it.

  4. Angelica Luna-Kaufman:

    This partnership with Front Row is one key component of our strategy to ensure Texas Democrats have the resources we need to get out there, register voters and mobilize them so that we can be as impactful as we possibly can and win in 2022 and beyond, it's a new opportunity for us to potentially reach donors that maybe we weren't reaching in our conventional ways. And it's exciting to be a part of something that is at the forefront of technology and commerce.

  5. Del Coro:

    Some conventional produce, especially if out of season, may be harvested prematurely... and so it may appear to be ripe by color but not actually taste ripe -- think of out-of-season tomatoes or strawberries that appear red but don't have much taste -- and so they would be less nutritious than local produce.

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