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Synonyms for conventional
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conventional(adj)

    following accepted customs and proprieties

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

    Synonyms:
    established, ceremonious, schematic, formal

    Antonyms:
    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, established(adj)

    conforming with accepted standards

    "a conventional view of the world"

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

    Antonyms:
    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. conventional(adj)

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

    "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"

    Synonyms:
    established, ceremonious, schematic, formal

    Antonyms:
    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. conventional(adj)

    unimaginative and conformist

    "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"

    Synonyms:
    established, ceremonious, schematic, formal

    Antonyms:
    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, schematic(adj)

    represented in simplified or symbolic form

    Synonyms:
    established, ceremonious, courtly, schematic, formal, stately

    Antonyms:
    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. conventional(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    established, ceremonious, schematic, formal

    Antonyms:
    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, conventional(adj)

    rigidly formal or bound by convention

    "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"

    Synonyms:
    established, ceremonious, pompous, schematic, formal

    Antonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. conventional(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    stereotypical, typical

    Antonyms:
    imaginative, out of the ordinary, unconventional, atypical

  2. conventional(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    stereotypical, typical

    Antonyms:
    unconventional, atypical, imaginative, out of the ordinary

  3. conventional(adjective)

    ordinary, commonplace

    Synonyms:
    typical, stereotypical

    Antonyms:
    atypical, out of the ordinary, imaginative, unconventional

  4. conventional(adjective)

    banal, trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or cliche

    Synonyms:
    typical, stereotypical

    Antonyms:
    out of the ordinary, imaginative, unconventional, atypical

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conventional

    Synonyms:
    customary, usual, ordinary, stipulated, prevalent, social

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conventional(a.)

    Synonyms:
    stipulated, agreed on, bargained for

  2. conventional(a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "conventional":

    traditional, classical, classic, classics, treaty, treaty-based, mainstream, contractual, ordinary, fever, regular

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How to use conventional in a sentence?

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    We gave in on the idea of them having to dismantle their enrichment, but even worse is the final capitulation, which was a giving in to a lifting of the embargo on ballistic missiles and conventional arms. I think even skeptics of the deal have been shocked by the degree of the capitulation.

  2. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

  3. Sarah Gottfried:

    Hormones dictate what your body does with food so if you’re screwing up your hormones with conventional meat, it can cause a lot of problems.

  4. John Thune:

    All conventional wisdom is out the window.

  5. Francesco Rubin:

    Surgery represents a radical departure from conventional approaches to diabetes, these new guidelines effectively introduce...one of the biggest changes for diabetes care in modern times.


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