(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. ordinary, commonplace, plain, unremarkable; see common 1 , conventional 3 , dull 4 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
mediocre, *run of the mill, same old same old, ordinary, average, typical, common, pedestrian, plain, so-so, nothing to write home about, unexceptional, *nothing special.
ANT.: distinguished, exceptional, extraordinary, rare
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Being of no special quality or type: average, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried, formulaic, garden, garden-variety, indifferent, mediocre, ordinary, plain, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, stock, unexceptional, unremarkable. See GOOD, USUAL.

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