Usual Synonyms and Antonyms

yo͝o'zho͝o-əl

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Synonyms for Usual

(Probability theory, statistics) (Of a distribution) which has a very specific bell curve shape.
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Done or occurring often; common.
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Most widely known; ordinary:
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Being usually the case; true or applicable in most instances but not all:
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Being in the habit:
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Based on custom or tradition rather than written law or contract.
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Much seen, done, or used; usual; frequent
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A trite or obvious remark; truism; platitude
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(Christianity) A rule, or book of rules, prescribing the order of service, especially of Mass.
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Ordinary
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Having a particular character by nature:
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Customary, usual, or normal:
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Habitual; regular:
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The condition of being prevalent.
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A set of such customs and usages viewed as a coherent body of precedents influencing the present:
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The quality or state of being usual.
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Settled in a habit, practice, prejudice, etc.; habitual
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A standard, model, or pattern for a group
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The definition of prevailing is something with the most widespread influence or acceptance at the present time.
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Worn out by constant use; no longer having freshness, originality, or novelty; stale
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Neither very good nor very bad; rated somewhere in the middle of all others in the same category.
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The definition of a rule is an official regulation, code of regulations or set practice.
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Of most recent date
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Appropriate for ordinary days or routine occasions:
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Often encountered or seen:
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Generally practiced, occurring, or accepted
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Abundant
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Used as, or meeting the requirements of, a standard, rule, model, etc.
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Of, handed down by, or conforming to tradition; conventional
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(Countable) Something conventional; a convention
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Antonyms for Usual

The definition of unusual is something rare or out of the ordinary.
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Not conforming to rule or system; deviating from the usual or normal type. [First attested around the mid 19th century.]
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The definition of atypical is someone or something unusual or abnormal.
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Wonderful; remarkable.
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(Botany) Having differing floral parts, as of a zygomorphic or asymmetric flower.
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Words Related to Usual

Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed:
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Normal, average; to be expected.
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Using means other than nuclear weapons or energy:
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Unexpected.
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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.
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