Synonyms for conventional

Synonyms for (adjective) conventional

Synonyms: conventional

Definition: following accepted customs and proprieties

Usage: conventional wisdom; she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior; conventional forms of address

Similar words: received

Definition: widely accepted as true or worthy

Usage: a received moral idea; Received political wisdom says not; surveys show otherwise- Economist


Similar words: customary

Definition: in accordance with convention or custom

Usage: sealed the deal with the customary handshake


Similar words: formulaic

Definition: characterized by or in accordance with some formula


Similar words: stodgy, stuffy

Definition: excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull

Usage: why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?; a stodgy dinner party


Synonyms: conventional

Definition: unimaginative and conformist

Usage: conventional bourgeois lives; conventional attitudes

Similar words: conservative, button-down, buttoned-down

Definition: unimaginatively conventional

Usage: a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business- Newsweek


Similar words: straight, square

Definition: rigidly conventional or old-fashioned


Similar words: stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, unimaginative

Definition: lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality

Usage: stereotyped phrases of condolence; even his profanity was unimaginative


Similar words: white-bread

Definition: of or belonging to or representative of the white middle class

Usage: white-bread America; a white-bread college student


Synonyms: conventional

Definition: in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past

Usage: a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white; the conventional handshake

Similar words: traditional

Definition: consisting of or derived from tradition

Usage: traditional history; traditional morality


Synonyms: ceremonious, conventional

Definition: rigidly formal or bound by convention

Usage: their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt

Similar words: formal

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

Usage: pay one's formal respects; formal dress; a formal ball; the requirement was only formal and often ignored; a formal education


Synonyms: conventional, established

Definition: conforming with accepted standards

Usage: a conventional view of the world

Similar words: orthodox

Definition: adhering to what is commonly accepted

Usage: an orthodox view of the world


Synonyms: schematic, formal, conventional

Definition: represented in simplified or symbolic form

Similar words: nonrepresentational

Definition: of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature