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Synonyms for ordinary
ˈɔr dnˌɛr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordinary(noun)

    a judge of a probate court

    Synonyms:
    ordinary bicycle

    Antonyms:
    awful, exceeding, grand, wondrous, surpassing, fantastic, marvellous, bonzer, tremendous, uncommon, extraordinary, marvelous, extraordinaire(ip), olympian, wonderful, phenomenal, remarkable, terrible, special, prodigious, exceptional, frightful, one(a), howling(a), rattling(a), great, preternatural, some, rare, pyrotechnic, singular, terrific, uncanny, wonderworking

  2. ordinary(noun)

    the expected or commonplace condition or situation

    "not out of the ordinary"

    Synonyms:
    ordinary bicycle

    Antonyms:
    rattling(a), exceptional, rare, marvelous, frightful, uncommon, bonzer, terrific, grand, extraordinary, surpassing, howling(a), awful, wonderworking, prodigious, singular, pyrotechnic, fantastic, one(a), remarkable, wondrous, uncanny, phenomenal, some, olympian, extraordinaire(ip), exceeding, tremendous, special, marvellous, wonderful, terrible, great, preternatural

  3. ordinary(noun)

    a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death

    Synonyms:
    ordinary bicycle

    Antonyms:
    fantastic, preternatural, bonzer, uncanny, howling(a), olympian, remarkable, awful, exceeding, prodigious, terrible, great, wonderworking, surpassing, uncommon, one(a), wondrous, special, some, extraordinaire(ip), wonderful, tremendous, terrific, pyrotechnic, singular, marvelous, extraordinary, exceptional, frightful, phenomenal, marvellous, rattling(a), grand, rare

  4. ordinary, ordinary bicycle(noun)

    an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel

    Synonyms:
    ordinary bicycle

    Antonyms:
    extraordinary, one(a), wondrous, wonderful, howling(a), extraordinaire(ip), uncommon, special, exceeding, rattling(a), singular, rare, some, grand, frightful, terrible, tremendous, bonzer, great, prodigious, olympian, surpassing, phenomenal, pyrotechnic, marvellous, exceptional, marvelous, wonderworking, preternatural, uncanny, awful, fantastic, terrific, remarkable

  5. ordinary(adj)

    (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields

    Synonyms:
    ordinary bicycle

    Antonyms:
    exceptional, tremendous, some, extraordinary, howling(a), awful, wonderworking, surpassing, rare, uncanny, terrific, special, one(a), terrible, uncommon, great, extraordinaire(ip), pyrotechnic, olympian, grand, frightful, remarkable, prodigious, marvelous, rattling(a), singular, wondrous, phenomenal, exceeding, marvellous, bonzer, preternatural, wonderful, fantastic

  6. ordinary(adj)

    not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree

    "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"

    Synonyms:
    average

    Antonyms:
    extraordinaire(ip), tremendous, frightful, terrible, marvellous, remarkable, wonderworking, wonderful, special, howling(a), marvelous, rare, singular, bonzer, awful, fantastic, olympian, some, extraordinary, preternatural, exceptional, rattling(a), exceeding, pyrotechnic, uncommon, terrific, wondrous, one(a), prodigious, great, uncanny, surpassing, phenomenal, grand

  7. average, ordinary(adj)

    lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered

    "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"

    Synonyms:
    fair, mean(a), middling, median(a), average, mediocre, medium, modal(a), intermediate

    Antonyms:
    some, bonzer, awful, wonderful, wonderworking, surpassing, prodigious, special, terrible, phenomenal, uncommon, howling(a), extraordinaire(ip), frightful, terrific, marvellous, exceeding, fantastic, preternatural, one(a), rare, grand, remarkable, rattling(a), wondrous, uncanny, marvelous, exceptional, extraordinary, pyrotechnic, olympian, tremendous, great, singular

Wiktionary

  1. ordinary(adjective)

    Having no special characteristics or function; everyday, common, mundane (often deprecatory).

    Antonyms:
    special, extraordinary

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ordinary

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ordinary

    Synonyms:
    settled, wonted, conventional, plain, inferior, commonplace, humdrum, matter of fact

    Antonyms:
    extraordinary, unusual, uncommon, superior

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ordinary(a.)

    Synonyms:
    common, usual, customary, habitual, settled, established, wonted, every day

  2. ordinary(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mean, vulgar, low, inferior

  3. ordinary(a.)

    Synonyms:
    plain, ugly, homely, inelegant, ill-looking, not handsome, not fine

  4. ordinary(n.)

    Synonyms:
    eating-house (where a meal is offered at a settled price), TABLE D'HÔTE, public table

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ordinary(a)

    Synonyms:
    common, regular, conventional, commonplace, mediocre, average, usual

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ordinary":

    regular, normal, usual, common, simple, general, habitual, standard, mainstream, routine, lambda, ordinaires, conventional, mere

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#7877settled
#15200inferior
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#21488mediocre
#27935commonplace
#30729habitual
#85796middling
#100104humdrum
#164343wonted

How to use ordinary in a sentence?

  1. Bruce Friend:

    As parents, we have to constantly be vigilant, if you notice any warning signs, where they are spending more time online or on their phone, especially at night, there are calls coming in that seem to be out of the ordinary, go look at the history, see what's going on.

  2. Colleen Higgins:

    I’d always got on really well with his kids and we were playing monopoly and having an ordinary Friday evening, the next thing I remember is waking up in the most horrific pain I have ever experienced.

  3. Kathy Lien:

    It is not your ordinary day in the foreign exchange market when the Russian rouble and the Mexican peso hit record lows while the Hong Kong dollar falls to its weakest level since 1999, emerging market countries bear the brunt of the selling because the slowdown in global growth and volatility in commodities causes significant economic damage for these countries.

  4. Kelly Gallivan:

    We’re just plain, ordinary people, we don’t want any part of this. But the packages just keep coming.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    .....the personal commitment to Integrity means: Speaking the honest truth at all times, even though it might hurt the listener, and create conflicts for you personally. It also means never to settle for anything less than what you deserve in your relationships with others. Living with Integrity is not easy, because she demands your total commitment to your personal values that must be higher than ordinary. She also expects you to make choices based on what you believe, and not what others tell you to believe. All being said, living with Integrity even for a day is million times better than countless years of life without her. A life with Integrity is the only life well lived, in my view. So go ahead, take that bold step, and live the life with Integrity.


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