Synonyms for common

Synonyms for (noun) common

Synonyms: park, common, commons, green

Definition: a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area

Usage: they went for a walk in the park

Similar words: piece of ground, piece of land, tract, parcel, parcel of land

Definition: an extended area of land

Synonyms for (adjective) common

Synonyms: common

Definition: having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual

Usage: the common man; a common sailor; the common cold; a common nuisance; followed common procedure; it is common knowledge that she lives alone; the common housefly; a common brand of soap

Similar words: ordinary, average

Definition: lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered

Usage: average people; the ordinary (or common) man in the street


Similar words: popular, democratic

Definition: representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large

Usage: democratic art forms; a democratic or popular movement; popular thought; popular science; popular fiction


Similar words: demotic

Definition: of or for the common people

Usage: demotic entertainments; demotic speech; a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms


Similar words: frequent

Definition: frequently encountered

Usage: a frequent (or common) error is using the transitive verb `lay' for the intransitive `lie';


Similar words: general

Definition: prevailing among and common to the general public

Usage: the general discontent


Similar words: grassroots

Definition: of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group

Usage: a grassroots movement for nuclear disarmament


Similar words: standard

Definition: commonly used or supplied

Usage: standard procedure; standard car equipment


Synonyms: common

Definition: belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public

Usage: for the common good; common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

Similar words: communal

Definition: for or by a group rather than individuals

Usage: dipping each his bread into a communal dish of stew- Paul Roche; a communal settlement in which all earnings and food were shared; a group effort


Similar words: public

Definition: affecting the people or community as a whole

Usage: community leaders; community interests; the public welfare


Synonyms: usual, common

Definition: commonly encountered

Usage: a common (or familiar) complaint; the usual greeting

Similar words: familiar

Definition: within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange

Usage: familiar ordinary objects found in every home; a familiar everyday scene; a familiar excuse; a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences


Synonyms: common, vernacular, vulgar

Definition: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language

Usage: common parlance; a vernacular term; vernacular speakers; the vulgar tongue of the masses; the technical and vulgar names for an animal species

Similar words: informal

Definition: used of spoken and written language


Synonyms: plebeian, vulgar, unwashed, common

Definition: of or associated with the great masses of people

Usage: the common people in those days suffered greatly; behavior that branded him as common; his square plebeian nose; a vulgar and objectionable person; the unwashed masses

Similar words: lowborn

Definition: of humble birth or origins

Usage: a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor


Synonyms: common

Definition: to be expected; standard

Usage: common decency

Similar words: ordinary

Definition: not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree

Usage: ordinary everyday objects; ordinary decency; an ordinary day; an ordinary wine


Synonyms: coarse, common, vulgar, uncouth, rough-cut

Definition: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

Usage: he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind; behavior that branded him as common; an untutored and uncouth human being; an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy; appealing to the vulgar taste for violence; the vulgar display of the newly rich

Similar words: unrefined

Definition: (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth

Usage: how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?


Synonyms: mutual, common

Definition: common to or shared by two or more parties

Usage: a common friend; the mutual interests of management and labor

Similar words: shared

Definition: have in common; held or experienced in common

Usage: two shared valence electrons forming a bond between adjacent nuclei; a shared interest in philately


Synonyms: coarse, common

Definition: of low or inferior quality or value

Usage: of what coarse metal ye are molded- Shakespeare; produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population

Similar words: inferior

Definition: of low or inferior quality