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Another word for usual

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Adjective
  1. Commonly encountered

      1. Exhibiting the qualities, traits, or characteristics that identify a kind, class, group, or category:
      2. Of or relating to a representative specimen; characteristic or distinctive.
      3. Conforming to a type:
      1. Commonly encountered; usual:
      2. Of no exceptional ability, degree, or quality; average:
      3. Not particularly good; not better than average:
      1. Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical:
      2. Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
      3. Relating to or designating the normality of a solution.
      1. Concerned with, applicable to, or affecting the whole or every member of a class or category:
      2. Affecting or characteristic of the majority of those involved; prevalent:
      3. Of or affecting the entire body:
      1. Ordinary; common:
      2. Uninteresting; unremarkable:
      3. A trite or obvious saying; a platitude:
      1. Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
      2. Of or relating to the community as a whole; public:
      3. Widespread; prevalent:
      1. A number that typifies a set of numbers of which it is a function.
      2. An intermediate level or degree:
      3. The usual or ordinary kind or quality:
    See also:

    surprise

  2. Commonly practiced or used

    See also:

    usual

Noun
  1. A regular or customary matter, condition, or course of events

      1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
      2. The duration of such power.
      3. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
      1. Commonly encountered; usual:
      2. Of no exceptional ability, degree, or quality; average:
      3. Not particularly good; not better than average:
      1. A pattern that is regarded as typical of something:
      2. A standard or expectation that is established for a given enterprise or effort:
      3. A pattern of behavior considered acceptable or proper by a social group:
      1. Ordinary; common:
      2. Uninteresting; unremarkable:
      3. A trite or obvious saying; a platitude:
    See also:

    usual

Another word for usual

Modifier
  1. Ordinary

      1. Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical:
      2. Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
      3. Relating to or designating the normality of a solution.
      1. Occurring or appearing quite often or at close intervals:
      2. Habitual or regular:
      3. To pay frequent visits to; be in or at often:
      1. Concerned with, applicable to, or affecting the whole or every member of a class or category:
      2. Affecting or characteristic of the majority of those involved; prevalent:
      3. Of or affecting the entire body:
  2. Habitual

      1. Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary:
      2. Conforming to established practice or accepted standards; traditional:
      3. Devoted to or bound by conventions to the point of artificiality; ceremonious.
      1. Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical:
      2. Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
      3. Relating to or designating the normality of a solution.
      1. A set of customary or unchanging and often mechanically performed activities or procedures:
      2. The practice of such activities or procedures:
      3. A scripted piece of entertainment, especially in a nightclub or theater:
      1. Commonly practiced, used, or encountered; usual.
      2. Based on custom or tradition rather than written law or contract.
      1. Being in the habit:
      2. Having been adapted to the existing environment and conditions:
      3. Frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary:

Synonym Study

  • Accustomed is equivalent to customary but suggests less strongly a settled custom he sat in his accustomed place
  • Wonted is a somewhat literary equivalent for customary or habitual according to their wonted manner
  • Habitual implies a fixed practice as the result of habit her habitual tardiness
  • Customary refers to that which accords with the usual practices of some individual or with the prevailing customs of some group his customary mid-morning coffee, it is customary to tip a waiter
  • Usual applies to that which past experience has shown to be the normal, common, hence expected thing the usual results, price, answer, etc.