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conventional

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Adjective, Noun
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CIDE DICTIONARY

conventionala. [L. conventionalis: cf. F. conventionnel.].
  •  Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated.  [1913 Webster]
    "Conventional services reserved by tenures upon grants, made out of the crown or knights' service."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal.  Whewell.  [1913 Webster]
    "The conventional language appropriated to monarchs."  [1913 Webster]
    "The ordinary salutations, and other points of social behavior, are conventional."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

conventional, adj.
1 depending on or according with convention.
2 (of a person) attentive to social conventions.
3 usual; of agreed significance.
4 not spontaneous or sincere or original.
5 (of weapons or power) non-nuclear.
6 Art following tradition rather than nature.

Derivative
conventionalism n. conventionalist n. conventionality n. conventionalize v.tr. (also -ise). conventionally adv.
Etymology
F conventionnel or LL conventionalis (as CONVENTION)

THESAURUS

conventional

Christian, accepted, accordant, accustomed, acknowledged, admitted, agreed, anal, approved, authentic, authoritative, average, being done, bourgeois, button-down, canonical, ceremonial, ceremonious, comme il faut, common, commonplace, compulsive, concordant, conformable, conformist, conscientious, conservative, constrained, consuetudinary, contractual, correct, corresponding, covenantal, current, customary, de rigueur, decent, decorous, established, evangelical, everyday, faithful, familiar, fastidious, firm, fixed, folk, formal, formalistic, garden, garden-variety, generally accepted, habitual, hallowed, handed down, harmonious, heroic, hieratic, hoary, household, immemorial, in accord, in keeping, in line, in step, inveterate, kosher, legendary, literal, liturgic, long-established, long-standing, meet, middle-class, moderate, mythological, naive, natural, nice, no great shakes, normal, normative, obtaining, of long standing, of the faith, of the folk, old hat, old-fashioned, oral, ordinary, orthodox, orthodoxical, pedantic, plastic, pompous, popular, precise, precisianistic, predominating, prescribed, prescriptive, prevailing, prevalent, proper, punctilious, reactionary, received, recognized, regular, regulation, reliable, responsible, right, ritual, ritualistic, rooted, run-of-mine, run-of-the-mill, sacerdotal, scriptural, scrupulous, seemly, set, simple, sober, solemn, sound, square, standard, stately, stock, stodgy, straight, stuffy, suburban, temperate, textual, time-honored, traditional, traditionalist, traditionalistic, tried and true, true, true-blue, understood, unexceptional, universal, unnoteworthy, unremarkable, unsophisticated, unspectacular, unwritten, uptight, usual, venerable, vernacular, well-mannered, widespread, wonted, worshipful

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Habit

N habit, habitude, assuetude, assuefaction, wont, run, way, common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things, matter of course, beaten path, beaten track, beaten ground, prescription, custom, use, usage, immemorial usage, practice, prevalence, observance, conventionalism, conventionality, mode, fashion, vogue, etiquette, order of the day, cry, conformity, consuetude, dustoor, one's old way, old school, veteris vestigia flammae, laudator temporis acti, rule, standing order, precedent, routine, red-tape, red-tapism, pipe clay, rut, groove, cacoethes, bad habit, confirmed habit, inveterate habit, intrinsic habit, addiction, trick, training, seasoning, second nature, acclimatization, knack, habitual, accustomary, prescriptive, accustomed, of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence, consuetudinary, wonted, usual, general, ordinary, common, frequent, everyday, household, garden variety, jog, trot, well-trodden, well-known, familiar, vernacular, trite, commonplace, conventional, regular, set, stock, established, stereotyped, prevailing, prevalent, current, received, acknowledged, recognized, accredited, of course, admitted, understood, conformable, according to use, according to custom, according to routine, in vogue, in fashion, in, with it, fashionable, wont, used to, given to, addicted to, attuned to, habituated, in the habit of, habitue, at home in, seasoned, imbued with, devoted to, wedded to, hackneyed, fixed, rooted, deep-rooted, ingrafted, permanent, inveterate, besetting, naturalized, ingrained, habitually, always, as usual, as is one's wont, as things go, as the world goes, as the sparks fly upwards, more suo, more solito, ex more, as a rule, for the most part, usually, generally, typically, most often, most frequently, cela s'entend, abeunt studia in mores, adeo in teneris consuescere multum est, consuetudo quasi altera natura, hoc erat in more majorum, How use doth breed a habit in a man!, magna est vis consuetudinis, morent fecerat usus.

Conformity

N conformity, conformance, observance, habituation, naturalization, conventionality, agreement, example, instance, specimen, sample, quotation, exemplification, illustration, case in point, object lesson, elucidation, standard, model, pattern, rule, nature, principle, law, order of things, normal state, natural state, ordinary state, model state, normal condition, natural condition, ordinary condition, model condition, standing dish, standing order, Procrustean law, law of the Medes and Persians, hard and fast rule, conformable to rule, regular, according to regulation, according to rule, according to Hoyle, according to Cocker, according to Gunter, en regle, selon les regles, well regulated, orderly, symmetric, conventional, of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence, in the natural order of things, ordinary, common, habitual, usual, everyday, workaday, in the order of the day, naturalized, typical, normal, nominal, formal, canonical, orthodox, sound, strict, rigid, positive, uncompromising, Procrustean, secundum artem, shipshape, technical, exempIe, illustrative, in point, conformably, by rule, agreeably to, in conformity with, in accordance with, in keeping with, according to, consistently with, as usual, ad instar, instar omnium, more solito, more-majorum, for the sake of conformity, as a matter of course, of course, pro forma, for form's sake, by the card, invariably, for example, exempli gratia, e, g, inter alia, among other things, for instance, cela va sans dire, ex pede Herculem, noscitur a sociis, ne e quovis ligno Mercurius fiat, they are happy men whose natures sort with their v, The nail that sticks up hammered down, Tall poppy syndrome, Stick your neck out and it may get cut off.

Compact

N compact, contract, agreement, bargain, affidation, pact, paction, bond, covenant, indenture, bundobast, deal, stipulation, settlement, convention, compromise, cartel, Protocol, treaty, concordat, Zollverein, Sonderbund, charter, Magna Charta, Progmatic Sanction, customs union, free trade region, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, GATT, most favored nation status, negotiation, diplomacy, negotiator, ratification, completion, signature, seal, sigil, signet, agreed, conventional, under hand and seal, caveat emptor.

Fashion

N fashion, style, ton, bon ton, society, good society, polite society, monde, drawing-room, civilized life, civilization, town, beau monde, high life, court, world, fashionable world, gay world, Vanity Fair, show, manners, breeding, air, demeanor, savoir faire, gentlemanliness, gentility, decorum, propriety, biens_eance, conventions of society, Mrs, Grundy, punctilio, form, formality, etiquette, point of etiquette, dress, custom, mode, vogue, go, rage, prevailing taste, fad, trend, bandwagon, furore, thing, in thing, craze, chic, last word, man of fashion, woman of fashion, man of the world, woman of the world, height of fashion, pink of fashion, star of fashion, glass of fashion, leader of fashion, arbiter elegantiarum, the beautiful people, the fashion set, upper ten thousand, elite, smart set, the four hundred, in crowd, fashionable, in fashion, a la mode, comme il faut, admitted in society, admissible in society, presentable, conventional, genteel, well-bred, well mannered, well behaved, well spoken, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, ladylike, civil, polite, polished, refined, thoroughbred, courtly, distingue, unembarrassed, degage, janty, jaunty, dashing, fast, modish, stylish, chic, trendy, recherche, newfangled, all the rage, all the go, with it, in, faddish, in court, in full dress, in evening dress, en grande tenue, fashionably, for fashion's sake, a la francaise, a la parisienne, a l' anglaise, a l' americaine, autre temps autre mauers, chaque pays a sa guise.


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