1. conventional

adjective. ['kənˈvɛnʃənəl'] following accepted customs and proprieties.


  • convention
  • unoriginal
  • customary
  • stodgy
  • conventionality
  • formal
  • stuffy
  • conventionalism
  • formulaic


  • unconventionality
  • unconventional
  • informal
  • nonstandard

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Words that Rhyme with Conventional

  • unintentional
  • intentional
  • dimensional

How do you pronounce conventional?

Pronounce conventional as kənˈvɛnʃənəl.

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Example sentences of the word conventional

1. Adjective
They light up the area ahead of a car more clearly than conventional lights.

Quotes containing the word conventional

1. The hope of a new politics does not lie in formulating a left-wing reply to the right-it lies in rejecting conventional political categories.
- Christopher Lasch

2. Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
- Noam Chomsky

3. Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
- Albert Einstein

2. conventional

adjective. ['kənˈvɛnʃənəl'] conforming with accepted standards.


  • orthodox


  • fashionable
  • digestible

3. conventional

adjective. ['kənˈvɛnʃənəl'] in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past.


  • unoriginality

4. conventional

adjective. ['kənˈvɛnʃənəl'] represented in simplified or symbolic form.


  • formal
  • schematic


  • nonconformism
  • nonconformity
  • informality

5. conventional

adjective. ['kənˈvɛnʃənəl'] unimaginative and conformist.


  • conservative
  • buttoned-down
  • stereotypic
  • stereotypical
  • stereotyped
  • unimaginative
  • square
  • button-down
  • straight


  • unorthodoxy
  • disassembly
  • fresh
  • creative

6. conventional

adjective. ['kənˈvɛnʃənəl'] rigidly formal or bound by convention.


  • formal


  • primary
  • unusual