Synonyms for ordinary

Synonyms for (noun) ordinary

Synonyms: ordinary

Definition: (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields

Similar words: charge, bearing, armorial bearing, heraldic bearing

Definition: heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield


Synonyms: ordinary, ordinary bicycle

Definition: an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel

Similar words: bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel

Definition: a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals


Synonyms: ordinary

Definition: a judge of a probate court

Similar words: judge, jurist, justice

Definition: a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice


Synonyms: ordinary

Definition: a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death

Similar words: clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend

Definition: a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church


Synonyms: ordinary

Definition: the expected or commonplace condition or situation

Usage: not out of the ordinary

Similar words: condition

Definition: a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

Usage: the human condition

Synonyms for (adjective) ordinary

Synonyms: ordinary, average

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

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

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: average, fair, mediocre, middling

Definition: lacking exceptional quality or ability

Usage: a novel of average merit; only a fair performance of the sonata; in fair health; the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average; the performance was middling at best


Similar words: banausic

Definition: (formal) ordinary and not refined

Usage: he felt contempt for all banausic occupations


Similar words: nondescript, characterless

Definition: lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting

Usage: women dressed in nondescript clothes; a nondescript novel


Similar words: common

Definition: to be expected; standard

Usage: common decency


Similar words: commonplace

Definition: completely ordinary and unremarkable

Usage: air travel has now become commonplace; commonplace everyday activities


Similar words: cut-and-dried, cut-and-dry

Definition: according to ordinary expectations


Similar words: mundane, everyday, unremarkable, workaday, routine, quotidian

Definition: found in the ordinary course of events

Usage: a placid everyday scene; it was a routine day; there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute- Anita Diamant


Similar words: indifferent, so-so

Definition: being neither good nor bad

Usage: an indifferent performance; a gifted painter but an indifferent actor; her work at the office is passable; a so-so golfer; feeling only so-so; prepared a tolerable dinner; a tolerable working knowledge of French


Similar words: run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine, unexceptional, mine run

Definition: not special in any way

Usage: run-of-the-mill boxing; your run-of-the-mine college graduate; a unexceptional an incident as can be found in a lawyer's career