conventionally : Related Words Words similar in meaning to conventionally


  • adjective satellite in accordance with convention or custom
    • sealed the deal with the customary handshake
  • adjective satellite commonly used or practiced; usual
    accustomed; habitual; wonted.
    • his accustomed thoroughness
    • took his customary morning walk
    • his habitual comment
    • with her wonted candor

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  • noun an athlete who plays for pay
  • noun an argument in favor of a proposal

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  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    airless; close; unaired.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
  • adjective satellite excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
    • why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?
    • a stodgy dinner party

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  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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  • adjective following accepted customs and proprieties
    • conventional wisdom
    • she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior
    • conventional forms of address
  • adjective satellite conforming with accepted standards
    • a conventional view of the world

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  • noun orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
    conventionality; convention.

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  • noun accepted or habitual practice
    usage; usance.
  • noun a specific practice of long standing

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  • adjective satellite as a formality only
    • a one-candidate pro forma election
  • adverb in a set manner without serious attention
    perfunctorily; as a formality.
    • they answered my letter pro forma
    • he kissed her cheek perfunctorily

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  • noun a large formal assembly
    • political convention
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; rule.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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  • adverb in a conventional manner
    • he usually behaves rather conventionally

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  • adjective conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
    • standard English" (American)
    • received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)
  • verb get something; come into possession of
    receive; have.
    • receive payment
    • receive a gift
    • receive letters from the front

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  • adjective satellite characterized by or in accordance with some formula

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  • adjective not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
    • the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations
    • his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

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  • noun an inherited pattern of thought or action
  • noun a specific practice of long standing

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  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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  • noun a lavish dance requiring formal attire
  • noun a gown for evening wear
    dinner dress; evening gown; dinner gown.

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  • noun conformity with conventional thought and behavior
  • noun unoriginality as a result of being too conventional

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  • adjective satellite heavy and starchy and hard to digest
    • stodgy food
    • a stodgy pudding served up when everyone was already full
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; moss-grown; mossy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

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  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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  • adverb under normal conditions
    usually; normally; unremarkably; commonly.
    • usually she was late

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  • adjective adhering to what is commonly accepted
    • an orthodox view of the world
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism
    • Orthodox Judaism

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  • noun dull and pompous gravity

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  • noun state of obstruction or stoppage or air in the nose or throat
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated

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