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Adjective: conventional  kun'ven-shu-nul
  1. Following accepted customs and proprieties
    "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behaviour"; "conventional forms of address"
  2. (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy
    "conventional warfare"; "conventional weapons"
  3. Unimaginative and conformist
    "conventional attitudes";
    - mainstream
  4. Conforming with accepted standards
    "a conventional view of the world";
    - established
  5. (fine arts) represented in simplified or symbolic form
    - formal, schematic
  6. In accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past
    "a conventional church wedding with the bride in traditional white"; "the conventional handshake"
  7. Rigidly formal or bound by convention
    "their conventional greetings did not seem heartfelt";
    - ceremonious

See also: button-down, buttoned-down [US, informal], conservative, convention, conventionalism, conventionality, customary, formal, formulaic, nonrepresentational, orthodox, received, square, staid, stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, stodgy, straight, stuffy, trad [Brit, informal], traditional, unimaginative, unoriginal, white-bread [N. Amer]

Antonym: nuclear, unconventional

Encyclopedia: Conventional