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."

Definitions of conventional
  1. adjective
    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
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    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, transgressive
    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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  2. adjective
    conforming with accepted standards
    “a conventional view of the world”
    synonyms: established
    mainstream, orthodox
    adhering to what is commonly accepted
  3. adjective
    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
  4. adjective
    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)
  5. adjective
    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
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    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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  6. adjective
    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
  7. adjective
    (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
    conventional warfare”
    conventional weapons”
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    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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