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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

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How to use ordinary in a sentence?

  1. John Koenig:

    While you're in it, life seems epic. Fiery, tenuous, and unpredictable. But once you have some distance from it, everything seems to shrink, until it's almost out of focus. So you begin scanning your life looking for something interesting or beautiful. But all you see is ordinary people assembled in their tiny classrooms and workspaces, each of us moving around in little steps, like tokens on a game board.

  2. Detective Christopher Covelli:

    Residents need to keep a watchful eye and report any suspicious activity, anything out of the ordinary. The public can help. If they see something unusual, report it.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The ordinary and common ones; indeed, cannot afford and bear the visionary and sober thoughts; similarly, as a poor can't afford that a rich person can reach, and enjoy.

  4. Rae Lin:

    Lurou fan is the more ordinary and down-to-earth dish for any Taiwanese, from your mother's version of lurou fan to the one served in a restaurant, it's the one dish we truly can't live without.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I fully agree with the famous quote by Sir Isaac Newton, one of the genius scientists and a great philosopher: “I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” In my view, this quote and underlying thought process are the best examples of humility and modesty as much as the self-realization attained by a brilliant mind. When we think about our accomplishments, no matter how huge those are in quantity or how outstanding in quality, we realize and appreciate that the great ocean of truth still lays all undiscovered, yet awaiting millions and trillions of seekers like us, who are yet to arrive in next generations. Newton's thoughtful quote, that honest truth, certainly brings us back to reality, and down to earth, lest we forget.


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