following accepted customs and proprieties
"conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
conforming with accepted standards
"a conventional view of the world"
(weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
"conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"
unimaginative and conformist
"conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"
conventional, formal, schematic(adj)
represented in simplified or symbolic form
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"
rigidly formal or bound by convention
"their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"
Pertaining to a convention, as in following generally accepted principles, methods and behaviour.
banal, trite, hackneyed, unoriginal or cliche
formed by agreement or compact; stipulated
growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal
based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules
abstracted; removed from close representation of nature by the deliberate selection of what is to be represented and what is to be rejected; as, a conventional flower; a conventional shell. Cf. Conventionalize, v. t
Origin: [L. conventionalis: cf. F. conventionnel.]
Law based on the agreement or consent of parties.
She always used conventional wisdom to explain her reasoning.Submitted by MaryC on November 9, 2019
Pertaining to or established by general collective consent or accepted usage.
They were a conventional team using collective consent to change their inputs and outputs.Submitted by MaryC on November 9, 2019
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Rank popularity for the word 'conventional' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2546
Rank popularity for the word 'conventional' in Adjectives Frequency: #344
The numerical value of conventional in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of conventional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of conventional in a Sentence
Conventional wisdom has shifted.
All conventional wisdom is out the window.
The conventional wisdom was that men don’t shop.
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.
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Translations for conventional
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- обикновен, стандартен, традиционенBulgarian
- convencionalCatalan, Valencian
- herkömmlich, konventionellGerman
- konventionaalinen, tavanomainenFinnish
- umowny, konwencjonalnyPolish
- консервати́вный, традицио́нный, общепри́нятый, обы́чный, обыкнове́нный, конвенцио́нный, станда́ртный, обычныйRussian
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