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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
everyday (adjective)
encountered or used routinely or typically - ordinary everyday clothes
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everyday (adjective)
1.
being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events
SYNONIMS:
average, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried ( cut-and-dry), everyday, garden-variety, normal, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, standard-issue, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday
RELATED WORDS:
regular, typical, unextraordinary; familiar, homely, plain, plain-Jane, popular, vulgar; natural; customary, wonted; insignificant, trivial, unimportant; frequent, habitual; expected, predictable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
curious, funny, peculiar, quaint, queer; aberrant, anomalous, atypical, irregular, untypical; rare, recherché, scarce; fantastic ( fantastical), phenomenal; bizarre, far-out, Kafkaesque, outrageous, outré, wacky ( whacky), way-out, weird, wild; eccentric, idiosyncratic, kooky ( kookie), nonconformist, oddball, offbeat, unconventional, unorthodox; freak, freakish; conspicuous, notable, novel, outstanding, prominent, salient, signal, striking, unexampled, unprecedented; singular, unique, unparalleled
abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, odd, out-of-the-way, strange, unusual
everyday (adjective)
2.
having to do with the practical details of regular life
SYNONIMS:
everyday, nitty-gritty, prosaic, terrestrial, workaday
RELATED WORDS:
earthly, temporal, worldly; average, common, commonplace, customary, familiar, garden, generic, normal, ordinary, plain, popular, routine, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine ( run-of-mine), standard, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual; frequent, habitual, regular; expected, predictable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
high-minded, lofty, noble, sublime; aberrant, abnormal, atypical; exceptional, extraordinary, freak, peculiar, phenomenal, rare, singular, special, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted; bizarre, curious, far-out, funny, odd, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, quaint, quirky, remarkable, screwy, strange, weird, wild
everyday (adjective)
3.
not designed to be worn only on special occasions
SYNONIMS:
everyday, informal, workaday
RELATED WORDS:
dégagé, relaxed, sporty; dressed down; shabby, sloppy, slovenly, unkempt
NEAR ANTONYMS:
best, Sunday; dressed up; chic, elegant, fashionable, smart, stylish; neat, tidy, trim; semiformal
dressy, formal, noncasual
everyday (adjective)
4.
often observed or encountered
SYNONIMS:
common or garden, commonplace, everyday, familiar, frequent, garden-variety, household, ordinary, quotidian, routine, ubiquitous, usual
RELATED WORDS:
normal, regular, standard; de rigueur, mandatory, obligatory; general, universal; ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, incessant, unceasing; endemic, popular, prevailing, prevalent, rampant; perennial, recurrent, repeated
NEAR ANTONYMS:
aberrant, abnormal, irregular, unnatural; intermittent, occasional, sporadic
extraordinary, infrequent, rare, seldom, uncommon, unfamiliar, unusual
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