HyperDic: conventional

English > 7 senses of the word conventional:
ADJECTIVEallconventionalfollowing accepted customs and proprieties
allconventional, establishedconforming with accepted standards
allconventional(weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
allconventionalunimaginative / unimaginative and conformist
allconventional, formal, schematicrepresented in simplified or symbolic form
allconventionalin accord / accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past
allconventional, ceremoniousrigidly formal or bound by convention
conventional > pronunciation
Soundskahnveh'nshahnahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > conventional: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFollowing accepted customs and proprieties.
Examples
  • "conventional wisdom"
  • "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"
  • "conventional forms of address"
Attribute ofconventionality, convention, conventionalismorthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
NarrowercustomaryIn accordance with convention or custom
formulaicCharacterized by or in accordance with some formula
receivedWidely accepted as true or worthy
stodgy, stuffyexcessively conventional and unimaginative / unimaginative and hence dull / dull
See alsoformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
unoriginalnot original
Oppositeunconventionalnot conforming to accepted rules or standards
unconventionalnot conventional or conformist
Spanishconvencional
Catalanconvencional
Nounsconventionalityconformity with conventional thought and behavior
Adverbsconventionallyin a conventional manner
English > conventional: 7 senses > adjective 2
Meaningconforming with accepted standards.
Example"a conventional view of the world"
Synonymestablished
Broaderorthodoxadhering to what is commonly accepted
Spanishconvencional, establecido
Catalanconvencional, establert
Nounsconventionalityorthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
English > conventional: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy.
Examples
  • "conventional warfare"
  • "conventional weapons"
Oppositenuclear, atomic(weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
Spanishconvencional
Catalanconvencional
English > conventional: 7 senses > adjective 4
Meaningunimaginative / unimaginative and conformist.
Examples
  • "conventional bourgeois lives"
  • "conventional attitudes"
Narrowerbutton-down, buttoned-down, conservativeunimaginatively conventional
square, straightrigidly conventional or old-fashioned
stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, unimaginativelacking spontaneity or originality or individuality
white-breadOf or belonging to or representative of the white middle class
Oppositeunconventionalnot conventional or conformist
Spanishconvencional
Catalanconvencional
Nounsconventionalityunoriginality as a result of being too conventional
English > conventional: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaningrepresented in simplified or symbolic form.
Synonymsformal, schematic
Categoryfine arts, beaux artsThe study and creation of visual works of art
BroadernonrepresentationalOf or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature
Spanishesquemático, formal
Catalanesquemàtic, formal
English > conventional: 7 senses > adjective 6
MeaningIn accord / accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past.
Examples
  • "a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white"
  • "the conventional handshake"
BroadertraditionalConsisting of or derived from tradition
Spanishclásico, convencional, tradicional
Catalanclásico, convencional, tradicional
Nounsconventionalityconformity with conventional thought and behavior
English > conventional: 7 senses > adjective 7
Meaningrigidly formal or bound by convention.
Synonymceremonious
BroaderformalIn accord / accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
Spanishceremoniero, ceremonioso, convencional
Catalanceremoniós, convencional

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