conventional

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. customary, accepted, orthodox, approved, habitual, usual; formal. See conformity, habit. Ant., unconventional, foreign.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Established by convention]
Syn. accustomed, prevailing, accepted, customary, regular, standard, orthodox, traditional, habitual, wonted, normal, typical, expected, usual, routine, general, everyday, commonplace, ordinary, plain, current, popular, prevalent, predominant, expected, well-known, stereotyped, in established usage; see also sense 2, accepted , common 1 , familiar 1 , habitual 1 , popular 3 , traditional 2 .
Ant. atypical, unusual*, unpopular.
2. [In accordance with convention]
Syn. established, sanctioned, correct, confirmed, seemly, decorous, proper, decent, fit, fitting, fixed, standard, set, conforming, conformable, fashionable, formal, ritual, ceremonious, right, precise, ceremonial, not taboo, prearranged, undivergent, undeviating, orderly, arranged, stiff, rigid, stylish, modish, comme il faut (French), according to Hoyle*; see also sense 1, fit 1 .
Ant. relaxed, unconventional, spontaneous.
3. [Devoted to or bound by convention]
Syn. formal, stereotyped, unoriginal, orthodox, narrow, narrow-minded, illiberal, dogmatic, conformist, insular, parochial, strict, rigid, puritanical, inflexible, hidebound, conservative, traditional, doctrinal, conforming, literal, believing, unheterodox, not heretical, canonical, scriptural, literal, bigoted, obstinate, straight-laced, stodgy, stuffy*, straight*, square*, button-down*; see also conservative , polite 1 , prejudiced .
Ant. liberal*, broad-minded, unconventional.
4. [Formalized; said especially of artistic designs ]
Syn. conventionalized, stylized, regularized; see regular 3 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. customary usual, traditional, normal, accepted, regular, standard, orthodox, routine, prevailing.
2. common unoriginal, everyday, run-of-the-mill, conforming, pedestrian, trite, prosaic, undistinguished, humdrum.
ANT.: unconventional, unorthodox, radical, avant-garde, original
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Generally approved or agreed upon: accepted, orthodox, received, recognized, sanctioned. See ACCEPT, AGREE, STRAIGHT, USUAL. 2. Conforming to established practice or standards: button-down, conformist, establishmentarian, orthodox, straight, traditional. Slang: square. See USUAL. 3. Fond of or given to ceremony: ceremonious, courtly, formal, punctilious. See COURTESY.

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