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Synonyms for ordinary
ˈɔr dnˌɛr ior·di·na·ry
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Wiktionary3.3 / 3 votes
Having no special characteristics or function; everyday, common, mundane (often deprecatory).
English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote
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.
common, commonplace, customary, everyday, familiar, frequent, general, habitual, normal, popular, prevalent, public, universal, usual
exceptional, infrequent, rare, singular, uncommon, unknown, unusual
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
settled, wonted, conventional, plain, inferior, commonplace, humdrum, matter of fact
extraordinary, unusual, uncommon, superior
Princeton's WordNet3.6 / 10 votes
a judge of a probate court
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
the expected or commonplace condition or situation
"not out of the ordinary"
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
a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death
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
ordinary, ordinary bicyclenoun
an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
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
(heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields
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
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"
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
lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered
"average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"
fair, mean(a), middling, median(a), average, mediocre, medium, modal(a), intermediate
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
common, usual, customary, habitual, settled, established, wonted, every day
plain, ugly, homely, inelegant, ill-looking, not handsome, not fine
eating-house (where a meal is offered at a settled price), TABLE D'HÔTE, public table
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes
common, regular, conventional, commonplace, mediocre, average, usual
PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes
List of paraphrases for "ordinary":
regular, normal, usual, common, simple, general, habitual, standard, mainstream, routine, lambda, ordinaires, conventional, mere
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How to use ordinary in a sentence?
Gaiety --a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
There are fewer and fewer opportunities for ordinary people to participate in elections.
We are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity and the ordinary citizens who worked there, further, North Korea's attack on SPE reaffirms that cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers to the United States. Though the FBI has seen a wide variety and increasing number of cyber intrusions, the destructive nature of this attack, coupled with its coercive nature, sets it apart.
Women run. Women campaign for public office. And women breastfeed, these are all normal things women do, and the more often we see women do ordinary important things, the more quickly our expectations change.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia--to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
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- عادي, مؤلوفArabic
- ordinariCatalan, Valencian
- ordinär, gewöhnlichGerman
- συνηθισμένος, κοινόςGreek
- tavallinen, airutkuvioFinnish
- normálta, gnách, gnáth-Irish
- मामूली, साधारण, सामान्य, आम्मHindi
- szokásos, rendesHungarian
- սովորական, հասարակArmenian
- ordinario, ordinariaItalian
- 通常, 平凡, 普通Japanese
- ធម្មតា, សាមញ្ញKhmer
- 정규, 보통Korean
- ординарија, обиченMacedonian
- normal, ordinárioPortuguese
- normal, uzual, ordinarRomanian
- обычный, обыкновенныйRussian
- सामान्य, साधारणSanskrit
- navaden, običajenSlovene
- ordinär, vanligSwedish
- sıradan, olağanTurkish
- معمولی, سادھارن, عامUrdu
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