conventional

Conventional is an adjective for things that are normal, ordinary, and following the accepted way. Ho-hum.

This word describes what is typical and ordinary and that which follows accepted standards of behavior or taste. This is a word that's current definition is still very similar to its Latin root, conventionalis, which is "pertaining to an agreement." One way this word is used is with respect to conventional weapons, as in those "not using, making, or involving nuclear weapons or energy; nonnuclear."

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: conventional

1
adj
following accepted customs and proprieties
2
adj
(weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: conventional
1

adj following accepted customs and proprieties

conventional wisdom”
“she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior”
conventional forms of address”
Synonyms
received
widely accepted as true or worthy
customary
in accordance with convention or custom
formulaic
characterized by or in accordance with some formula
stodgy, stuffy
excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
formal
being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
unoriginal
not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
Antonyms:
unconventional
not conforming to accepted rules or standards
unconventional
not conventional or conformist
bohemian
unconventional in especially appearance and behavior
go-as-you-please
not bound by rule or law or convention
irregular, maverick, unorthodox
independent in behavior or thought
alternative
pertaining to unconventional choices
bizarre, eccentric, flakey, flaky, freakish, freaky, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish, outre
conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
devil-may-care, raffish, rakish
marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
far-out, kinky, offbeat, quirky, way-out
informal terms; strikingly unconventional
funky
stylish and modern in an unconventional way
spaced-out, spacey, spacy
stupefied by (or as if by) some narcotic drug
original
being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of
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adj conforming with accepted standards

“a conventional view of the world”
Synonyms:
established
orthodox
adhering to what is commonly accepted

adj 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”
Synonyms
traditional
consisting of or derived from tradition

adj rigidly formal or bound by convention

Synonyms:
ceremonious
formal
being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)

adj unimaginative and conformist

conventional bourgeois lives”
conventional attitudes”
Synonyms
button-down, buttoned-down, conservative
unimaginatively conventional
square, straight
rigidly conventional or old-fashioned
stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, unimaginative
lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality
white-bread
of or belonging to or representative of the white middle class
Antonyms:
unconventional
not conventional or conformist
alternative
pertaining to unconventional choices
bizarre, eccentric, flakey, flaky, freakish, freaky, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish, outre
conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
devil-may-care, raffish, rakish
marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
far-out, kinky, offbeat, quirky, way-out
informal terms; strikingly unconventional
funky
stylish and modern in an unconventional way
spaced-out, spacey, spacy
stupefied by (or as if by) some narcotic drug
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adj represented in simplified or symbolic form

Synonyms:
formal, schematic
nonrepresentational
of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature
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adj (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy

conventional warfare”
conventional weapons”
Antonyms:
atomic, nuclear
(weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
thermonuclear
using nuclear weapons based on fusion as distinguished from fission
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