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Synonyms for ordinary
ˈɔr dnˌɛr ior·di·na·ry

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Wiktionary3.3 / 3 votes

  1. ordinaryadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    special, extraordinary

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ordinary

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

    Antonyms:
    extraordinary, unusual, uncommon, superior

Princeton's WordNet3.6 / 10 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ordinaryadjective

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

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How to use ordinary in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Kamal Cheddad:

    He was an ordinary young man, he played football, went fishing, he worked to make a living.

  3. Bertrand Russell:

    The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others.

  4. President Obama:

    We gather here to honor the courage of ordinary Americans willing to endure billy clubs and the chastening rod; tear gas and the trampling hoof; men and women who despite the gush of blood and splintered bone would stay true to their North Star and keep marching toward justice.

  5. Adityash Mulchandari:

    The ordinary people of community and industry are only vaccinated ,so why the organising heads of all caste samaj and corporates are refraining to get covid vaccinated


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