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1. ordinary

adjective. ['ˈɔrdəˌnɛri'] not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree.

Synonyms

  • routine
  • characterless
  • nondescript
  • commonplace
  • common
  • cut-and-dried
  • mundane
  • ordinariness
  • mine run
  • workaday
  • cut-and-dry
  • run-of-the-mine
  • mediocre
  • mundaneness
  • run-of-the-mill
  • middling
  • unremarkable
  • banausic
  • unexceptional
  • usual
  • quotidian
  • indifferent
  • average
  • mundanity
  • everyday
  • so-so

Antonyms

  • uncommon
  • extraordinariness
  • extraordinary
  • partial

Etymology

  • ordenaire (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Ordinary

  • actuary
  • ancillary
  • apothecary
  • arbitrary
  • arbitrary
  • aviary
  • budgetary
  • contemporary
  • customary
  • deflationary
  • dictionary
  • dietary
  • dignitary
  • disciplinary
  • discretionary
  • disinflationary
  • dispensary
  • diversionary
  • diversionary
  • dromedary

Example sentences of the word ordinary


1. Adjective
The compressed gas is almost always ordinary air because it is free and non- toxic.

Quotes containing the word ordinary


1. Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
- Boris Pasternak

2. We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

3. My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
- Isaac Newton

2. ordinary

adjective. ['ˈɔrdəˌnɛri'] lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered.

Synonyms

  • average

Antonyms

  • inequity
  • unfairness

Etymology

  • ordenaire (Anglo-Norman)

3. ordinary

noun. ['ˈɔrdəˌnɛri'] a judge of a probate court.

Synonyms

  • jurist
  • justice

Antonyms

  • masculine
  • hardware
  • original

Etymology

  • ordenaire (Anglo-Norman)

4. ordinary

noun. ['ˈɔrdəˌnɛri'] the expected or commonplace condition or situation.

Antonyms

  • individuality

Etymology

  • ordenaire (Anglo-Norman)

5. ordinary

noun. ['ˈɔrdəˌnɛri'] (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields.

Synonyms

  • bar sinister
  • armorial bearing
  • bend sinister
  • bearing
  • heraldic bearing
  • charge
  • fesse
  • fess
  • bend dexter

Antonyms

  • unfair
  • ugly
  • brunet
  • immoderate

Etymology

  • ordenaire (Anglo-Norman)

6. ordinary

noun. ['ˈɔrdəˌnɛri'] a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death.

Synonyms

  • man of the cloth
  • clergyman

Antonyms

  • exciting
  • rural area
  • uncommonness

Etymology

  • ordenaire (Anglo-Norman)

7. ordinary

noun. ['ˈɔrdəˌnɛri'] an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel.

Synonyms

  • cycle
  • bicycle
  • ordinary bicycle
  • bike

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • illegible
  • unfairly
  • cloudy

Etymology

  • ordenaire (Anglo-Norman)
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