Antonyms of adj exemplary

3 senses of exemplary

Sense 1
exemplary, model (prenominal) -- (worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens")

INDIRECT (VIA worthy) -> unworthy -- (lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness")

Sense 2
emblematic, exemplary, typic -- (being or serving as an illustration of a type; "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action exemplary of his conduct";)

INDIRECT (VIA typical) -> atypical, untypical -- (not representative of a group, class, or type; "a group that is atypical of the target audience"; "a class of atypical mosses"; "atypical behavior is not the accepted type of response that we expect from children")

Sense 3
admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning (prenominal) -- (serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence")

INDIRECT (VIA dissuasive) -> persuasive -- (intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument")

Similarity of adj exemplary

3 senses of exemplary

Sense 1
exemplary, model (prenominal) -- (worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens")
       => worthy (vs. unworthy) -- (having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause")

Sense 2
emblematic, exemplary, typic -- (being or serving as an illustration of a type; "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action exemplary of his conduct";)
       => typical (vs. atypical) -- (exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category; "a typical American girl"; "a typical suburban community"; "the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"; "a painting typical of the Impressionist school"; "a typical romantic poem"; "a typical case of arteritis")

Sense 3
admonitory, cautionary, exemplary, monitory, warning (prenominal) -- (serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence")
       => dissuasive (vs. persuasive) -- (deterring from action; "dissuasive advice"; "made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand")

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