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ˈɔr dnˌɛr ior·di·na·ry

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Wiktionary

  1. ordinaryadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordinarynoun

    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. ordinarynoun

    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. ordinarynoun

    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 bicyclenoun

    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. ordinaryadjective

    (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. ordinaryadjective

    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, ordinaryadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ordinaryadjective

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

  2. ordinaryadjective

    Synonyms:
    mean, vulgar, low, inferior

  3. ordinaryadjective

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

  4. ordinarynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ordinaryadjective

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

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How to use ordinary in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    An ordinary person always finds every woman to be pretty and each rich man's reply to be witty.

  2. Jean Baudrillard:

    Holidays are in no sense an alternative to the congestion and bustle of cities and work. Quite the contrary. People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony -- this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for.

  3. Jared Taylor:

    Most white people would prefer to live in majority white neighborhoods and send their children to majority white schools, and deep in their bones, they are deeply disturbed by an immigration policy that is making the United States majority non-white, so when Donald Trump talks about sending out all the illegals, building a wall and a moratorium on Islamic immigration, that's very appealing to a lot of ordinary white people.

  4. Chika Onuegbu:

    "Our Governor Sir, hardly does any day pass in Nigeria, without a report of a massacre of Nigerians by Nigerians or at least, coordinated by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the report of a major violent crime committed against Nigerians by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the story of how large sums of money are stolen by Nigerians who are in positions of trust. The revelations at the various probes by the National Assembly are heart breaking as billions of Naira meant for the improvement in the welfare and condition of living of ordinary Nigerians are brazenly stolen by those who they are entrusted in their care. All these are examples of violence against the people of Nigeria. The killings and maiming of Nigerians, whether by Boko Haram, Militants, cult groups, kidnappers, armed robbers, misguided youths, political thugs and other forms of societal vices by deviant groups under whatever guise, are all examples of direct violence. There is also structural violence, which is the violence that does not hurt or kill through fists or guns or bombs, but through social structures that produce poverty, death and enormous suffering such as: corruption, injustice and bad governance. The truth is that, no one will be able to properly address the problems of direct violence especially, those with ideological inclination without understanding the relationship between direct violence and structural violence. For instance, take a hypothetical example of a man who loses his land or fishing port to oil /gas exploitation because of unjust laws. His son loses her mother because of poverty and crumbling social infrastructure in the Niger Delta, his daughter cannot further her education because the surviving parent is poor. Yet, they live closer oil pipelines When she manages to go to school through community effort. She is told that there is no job for her. She becomes unemployed and frustrated. The community also becomes frustrated, and unable to sponsor others like her. They become abandoned and trapped in the heinous poverty circle while their God-given resources are carted away and used to fund a system of fiscal federalism that is a misnomer and unbecoming of any true federation. The fund is used to pay for the construction of the expensive city of Abuja, fund the huge corruption that we read daily in the newspapers, finance expatriate workers in the Oil and Gas Industry who enjoy highest condition of service, incomparable to any of their equivalent in the world, fund one of the most expensive National Assemblies in the world and provide for the lavish and hedonistic lifestyle of the privileged few Nigerians . Our Governor Sir, you will agree with us that hunger, neglect, frustration and deprivation of this magnitude IN THE MIDST OF PLENTY is a serious form of violence, capable of pushing ( indeed has pushed) the man and his community into direct violence. The story is also not different in Northern Nigeria, where years of deprivation, neglect, corruption and misrule by the ruling elites have led to the emergence and establishment of dynasties of poverty in the form of ‘Almajiris’, and now we all cry over the terror in the land, occasioned by the ‘Boko Haram’ insurgence. Let me quickly add that I am not by any chance providing any justification for criminal activities, I am only showing how one crime, for example corruption, leads to another. For example, the killings by ‘Boko Haram’ or militant/cult groups in the Niger Delta. This analysis in my view, is important if we must address the unacceptable violence, insecurity and wanton killings in Nigeria that is fast becoming a way of life in our beloved country." Exerpt from AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY COMRADE HYGINUS CHIKA ONUEGBU (JP, FCA) STATE CHAIRMAN TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA (TUC) RIVERS STATE COUNCIL ON THE OCCASION OF 2012 MAY DAY CELEBRATION IN RIVERS STATE NIGERIA.

  5. Semih Yalcin:

    We will not support an ordinary minority government by the AK Party, but if the minority government means an election government, we would have to see the election date, we can support an AK Party minority government on the condition of holding an election in November.


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