Meaning of ORDINARY in English


n. 25B6; adjective

the ordinary course of events : USUAL, normal, standard, typical, common, customary, habitual, everyday, regular, routine, day-to-day.

my life seemed very ordinary : AVERAGE, normal, run-of-the-mill, standard, typical, middle-of-the-road, conventional, unremarkable, unexceptional, workaday, undistinguished, nondescript, colourless, commonplace, humdrum, mundane, unmemorable, pedestrian, prosaic, quotidian, uninteresting, uneventful, dull, boring, bland, suburban, hackneyed; N. Amer. garden-variety; informal bog-standard, (plain) vanilla, nothing to write home about, no great shakes; Brit. informal common or garden; N. Amer. informal ornery.


25A0; out of the ordinary UNUSUAL, exceptional, remarkable, extraordinary, unexpected, surprising, unaccustomed, unfamiliar, abnormal, atypical, different, special, exciting, memorable, noteworthy, unique, singular, outstanding; unconventional, unorthodox, strange, peculiar, odd, queer, curious, bizarre, outlandish; informal offbeat.

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