AskDefine | Define conventional

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conventional adj
1 following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address" [ant: unconventional, unconventional]
2 conforming with accepted standards; "a conventional view of the world" [syn: established]
3 (weapons) using non-nuclear energy for propulsion or destruction; "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons" [ant: nuclear]
4 unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes" [ant: unconventional]
5 represented in simplified or symbolic form [syn: formal, schematic]
6 in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past; "a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white"; "the conventional handshake"
7 rigidly formal or bound by convention; "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt" [syn: ceremonious]

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  1. ordinary, commonplace

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ordinary, commonplace

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The adjective conventional may be used in the sense of

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Christian, accepted, accordant, accustomed, acknowledged, admitted, agreed, anal, approved, authentic, authoritative, average, being done, bourgeois, button-down, canonical, ceremonial, ceremonious, comme il faut, common, commonplace, compulsive, concordant, conformable, conformist, conscientious, conservative, constrained, consuetudinary, contractual, correct, corresponding, covenantal, current, customary, de rigueur, decent, decorous, established, evangelical, everyday, faithful, familiar, fastidious, firm, fixed, folk, formal, formalistic, garden, garden-variety, generally accepted, habitual, hallowed, handed down, harmonious, heroic, hieratic, hoary, household, immemorial, in accord, in keeping, in line, in step, inveterate, kosher, legendary, literal, liturgic, long-established, long-standing, meet, middle-class, moderate, mythological, naive, natural, nice, no great shakes, normal, normative, obtaining, of long standing, of the faith, of the folk, old hat, old-fashioned, oral, ordinary, orthodox, orthodoxical, pedantic, plastic, pompous, popular, precise, precisianistic, predominating, prescribed, prescriptive, prevailing, prevalent, proper, punctilious, reactionary, received, recognized, regular, regulation, reliable, responsible, right, ritual, ritualistic, rooted, run-of-mine, run-of-the-mill, sacerdotal, scriptural, scrupulous, seemly, set, simple, sober, solemn, sound, square, standard, stately, stock, stodgy, straight, stuffy, suburban, temperate, textual, time-honored, traditional, traditionalist, traditionalistic, tried and true, true, true-blue, understood, unexceptional, universal, unnoteworthy, unremarkable, unsophisticated, unspectacular, unwritten, uptight, usual, venerable, vernacular, well-mannered, widespread, wonted, worshipful
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