Part of speech:
Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed:
Not particularly good; not better than average:
Appropriate for ordinary days or routine occasions:
Not altered, treated, or disguised:
The part of a logarithm to the base 10 that is to the left of the decimal point. For example, if 2.749 is a logarithm, 2 is the characteristic.
Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary:
Common or poor in appearance; shabby:
Generally approved, believed, or recognized.
(Rare) Stronger, more effective, etc.; dominant
Generally current; widespread:
The definition of trite is something that is stale or overused or cliché.
Dull or stale as because of overuse; trite; hackneyed; commonplace
Not separated from others into categories.
The definition of trivial is insignificant, or of no importance.
The definition of quotidian is something boring, mundane or occurring every day.
Held or enjoyed in common
Characteristic only of a particular category or entity:
Inferior to or placed below another in rank, power, importance, etc.; secondary
(Archaic) Of low birth, rank, or position.
The definition of coarse is something that has large particles, poor quality, a rough texture or something that is in bad taste.
Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical:
The definition of prosaic is something boring, ordinary or common.
The definition of plain is clearly understood, obvious, simple or not complicated.
Used as, or meeting the requirements of, a standard, rule, model, etc.
Often encountered or seen:
Not limited in scope, area, or application:
(Logic) Predicating something of every member of a class
In keeping with custom, or usage; usual; habitual
A flow of positive electric charge. The strength of current flow in any medium is related to voltage differences in that medium, as well as the electrical properties of the medium, and is measured in amperes. Since electrons are stipulated to have a negative charge, current in an electrical circuit actually flows in the opposite direction of the movement of electrons.
Relating to a representative specimen; characteristic or distinctive.
In accord with established procedure:
Made trite by overuse
Kept regularly in stock:
Low in oxygen content; stagnant
No longer effective, usable, or serviceable due to wear or overuse
The definition of colloquial refers to words or expressions used in ordinary language by common people.
Of or being an indigenous building style using local materials and traditional methods of construction and ornament, especially as distinguished from academic or historical architectural styles.
Of, characteristic of, belonging to, or common to the great mass of people in general; common; popular
Vulgar, coarse, or common
Low in condition, rank, or position; lowly; unpretentious
Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
Of or suitable for working days; everyday
Having the ways, speech, attitudes, etc. of a certain province
Not complex, refined, developed, etc.
Satisfactory or barely satisfactory for the purpose; adequate
(Geology) Of, relating to, or being rock or sediment strata that were deposited either adjacent to each other or in vertical sequence without interruption by a disruptive or altering process such as erosion or folding.
Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
Not characterized by luxury or elaborate commitments:
Having little or no variation or variety
Full of tedium; long or verbose and wearisome; tiresome; boring
Causing physical or mental fatigue; tedious or tiresome.
Showing little interest or concern; nonchalant:
Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
Without adornment or embellishment; simple or plain.
Not cultured or cultivated:
Of, like, or containing slang
(Obs.) Being in the way
Adhering to the accepted or traditional and established faith, especially in religion.
Of, handed down by, or conforming to tradition; conventional
Inferior; mediocre; inadequate
Not exciting or interesting; dull; lifeless
Lacking originality, creativity, or individuality.
The definition of moderate is something that is average, mild or within reasonable limits.
In fairly good health.
Lasting for a long time; enduring:
Going or performed on foot:
(Informal) In reasonably good health
Not controversial, offensive, or stimulating; dull and uninspiring
Lacking distinctive qualities; having no individual character or form:
Of anything found in or having its origin in a home.
Alternative form of fair to middling.
Relating to or being of low rank or importance:
Continually occurring; persistent:
The definition of well known is someone or something many people are aware of or have knowledge of.
Charging low prices:
Low or lower in order, status, rank, etc.; subordinate
Sharing with another or others:
Directed and received by each toward the other; reciprocal:
Of, belonging to, or shared by the people of a community; public.
Capitalized in shares of stock that can be traded on the open market:
A group of organisms or populations living and interacting with one another in a particular environment. The organisms in a community affect each other's abundance, distribution, and evolutionary adaptation. Depending on how broadly one views the interaction between organisms, a community can be small and local, as in a pond or tree, or regional or global, as in a biome.
Marked by willingness to cooperate; compliant:
In agreement or harmony
Held or enjoyed in common
Having plurality of origin or authority; as, in diplomacy, a note signed by the representatives of several governments is called a collective note.
(Physiology) Of or relating to a neuromuscular phenomenon in which the excitation of one group of muscles is accompanied by the inhibition of another.
Occupying the same area in space or happening at the same time:
Involving the willing participation of both or all parties, especially in an illegal transaction or practice:
Held or enjoyed in common
The definition of unusual is something rare or out of the ordinary.
Characterized by a lack of the emotions, attitudes, or behavior regarded as natural, normal, or right
Belonging to a particular person or persons, as opposed to the public or the government:
Of or relating to an individual, especially a single human:
Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics:
Occurring or appearing quite often or at close intervals:
Much seen, done, or used; usual; frequent
Having all sides or faces equal. For example, a square is a regular polygon, and a cube is a regular polyhedron.
Negative, unfavorable, or disapproving:
Designating or of a simplified system of ancient Egyptian writing
The definition of endemic refers to a disease or something that is native to or commonly found within an area.
Lacking specificity; general:
Of or relating to dispossessed, often displaced people who have been cut off from the socioeconomic class with which they would ordinarily be identified:
(Biol.) Designating or of a mode of inheritance in which a character is controlled by one pair of genes
Mean-spirited, disagreeable, and contrary in disposition; cantankerous.
Not religious; heathen
Belonging to, shared by, or applicable to all alike
The definition of scurrilous is something that is very abusive, or is scandalous and potentially harmful rumors spread to ruin someone's reputation.
The definition of trifling is of little importance or worth.
Not varying from a norm; usual.
Of or in the Vulgate
The mob; rabble
The definition of commonality is having something in common.
Average projected value, as in the finance term consensus forecast.
A given condition of functioning; a status or operation:
The condition of being prevalent.
The lowest or unrefined class of people. Often used with the.
(Dial.) Worthless stuff
A U-shaped metal fastener, used to attach fence wire or other material to posts or structures.
To make or become heathen
To make or become pagan
To disseminate widely; popularize.
Of great merit, use, or service; highly important, esteemed, etc.
The definition of rare is something that exists in limited quantities, that is unusually good, or meat that is not cooked until it is well done.
The definition of scarce is a situation where there is too little of something or where something exists only in very small numbers.
Situated or placed at rather wide intervals, as in time or space:
Not normal; not average; not typical; not usual; irregular, esp. to a considerable degree
Worthy of note; deserving notice; outstanding; remarkable; notable
Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality.
Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second:
Having excellent qualities; superior
Aristocratic is defined as a person, place, or thing that is exclusive in its members.
Superior means higher or greater in value.
Characterized by great subtlety, precision, etc.
Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
Joined together; united; combined; associated
Of humble birth or origin
Lacking high station or birth
Lacking high station or birth
The definition of ignoble is capable of base or mean behavior.
Consisting of, or made or expressed according to, a formula or formulas
Provided with open areas and greenery:
Worth accepting; satisfactory or, sometimes, merely adequate
Fairly good; acceptable; satisfactory:
Of moderately good quality:
The definition of satisfactory is acceptable, adequate or sufficient.
Rather large; considerable
Of low or lower quality
Designating or of accommodations next below the best
Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.
The definition of infamous describes a person who has done terrible things and is known for a bad reputation.
Widely but unfavorably known or talked about
The common people.
(Informal) A group of people having something in common; set; clique
The mass of common people; the populace.
The multitude or mass of undistinguished, ordinary people or things; common run
An environmentalist; specif., a member of an environmentalist political party
Group is defined as something related to a collection or a number of people or things.
Intended for, applying to, or acting on a particular thing:
Having reached the other side; having got across
Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
Healthier or more fit than before:
Known widely and unfavorably
lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
(Archaic) Not known or familiar; strange
A position in an automatic transmission that disengages the gears and sets the brake so the vehicle cannot move:
Permitting communication in two directions:
A trademark for an artificial grasslike ground covering.
- Vulgar , however, is rarely used now in this sense without pejorative connotations See also syn. study at mutual.
- Popular and, in this connection, vulgar imply widespread currency or acceptance among the general public or the common people popular tastes, Vulgar Latin, with popular also used to indicate favor a popular song
- Familiar applies to that which is widely known and readily recognized a familiar feeling
- stressing commonplaceness and lack of special distinction an ordinary workday
- Ordinary implies accordance with the regular or customary pattern
- General implies connection with all or nearly all of a kind, class, or group and stresses extensiveness general unrest among the people
- Common refers to that which is met with most frequently or is shared by all or most individuals in a group, body, etc., and may imply prevalence, usualness, or, in a depreciatory sense, inferiority or lack of distinction a common belief, a common thief
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