Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ordinary

5 senses of ordinary

Sense 1
ordinary -- (a judge of a probate court)
       => judge, justice, jurist -- (a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice)

Sense 2
ordinary -- (the expected or commonplace condition or situation; "not out of the ordinary")
       => condition -- (a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition")

Sense 3
ordinary -- (a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death)
       => clergyman, reverend, man of the cloth -- (a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church)

Sense 4
ordinary, ordinary bicycle -- (an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel)
       => bicycle, bike, wheel, cycle -- (a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals)

Sense 5
ordinary -- ((heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields)
       => charge, bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing -- (heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield)

Antonyms of adj ordinary

2 senses of ordinary

Sense 1
ordinary (vs. extraordinary) -- (not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine")

extraordinary (vs. ordinary) -- (beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature")
        => bonzer -- (remarkable or wonderful)
        => exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing -- (far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents")
        => extraordinaire (postnominal) -- (extraordinary in a particular capacity; "a woodworker extraordinaire"; "a self-starter extraordinaire")
        => fantastic, grand, howling (prenominal), marvelous, marvellous, rattling (prenominal), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous -- (extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement")
        => phenomenal -- (exceedingly or unbelievably great; "the bomb did fantastic damage"; "Samson is supposed to have had fantastic strength"; "phenomenaRl feats of memory")
        => frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous -- (extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money")
        => great -- (remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; "a great crisis"; "had a great stake in the outcome")
        => one (prenominal) -- (used informally as an intensifier; "that is one fine dog")
        => preternatural, uncanny -- (surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will; "his uncanny sense of direction")
        => pyrotechnic -- (suggestive of fireworks; "pyrotechnic keyboard virtuosity"; "a pyrotechnic wit")
        => rare, uncommon -- (marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree")
        => remarkable, singular -- (unusual or striking; "a remarkable sight"; "such poise is singular in one so young")
        => some -- (remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier")
        => special -- (for a special service or occasion; "a special correspondent"; "a special adviser to the committee"; "had to get special permission for the event")
        => wonderworking -- (performing or able to perform wonders or miracles)

Sense 2
average, ordinary -- (lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street")

INDIRECT (VIA common) -> uncommon -- (not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind; "uncommon birds"; "frost and floods are uncommon during these months"; "doing an uncommon amount of business"; "an uncommon liking for money"; "he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability")

Similarity of adj ordinary

2 senses of ordinary

Sense 1
ordinary (vs. extraordinary) -- (not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine")
       => average, fair, mediocre, middling -- (lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best")
       => banausic -- ((formal) ordinary and not refined; "he felt contempt for all banausic occupations")
       => characterless, nondescript -- (lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting; "women dressed in nondescript clothes"; "a nondescript novel")
       => common -- (to be expected; standard; "common decency")
       => commonplace -- (completely ordinary and unremarkable; "air travel has now become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities")
       => cut-and-dried, cut-and-dry -- (according to ordinary expectations)
       => everyday, mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable, workaday -- (found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant)
       => indifferent, so-so (predicate) -- (being neither good nor bad; "an indifferent performance"; "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; "her work at the office is passable"; "a so-so golfer"; "feeling only so-so"; "prepared a tolerable dinner"; "a tolerable working knowledge of French")
       => run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine, mine run, unexceptional -- (not special in any way; "run-of-the-mill boxing"; "your run-of-the-mine college graduate"; "a unexceptional an incident as can be found in a lawyer's career")
          Also See-> common#2; usual#1

Sense 2
average, ordinary -- (lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street")
       => common (vs. uncommon) -- (having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap")

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