Synonym of conventional

Alternative for conventional

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Used or accepted broadly
prevailing traditional mainstream orthodox prevalent accepted customary established going popular prescriptive standard accustomed current classical received widespread wonted canonical everyday expected fashionable general predominant ritual tralatitious well-known in established usage usual regular common normal routine universal typical habitual recognized stock set recognised ordinary familiar acknowledged fixed formal prescribed ceremonial sanctioned time-honored time-honoured approved official settled classic long-established confirmed ubiquitous authorized ceremonious rife rooted proven authorised average commonplace ritualistic overall regulation proper rampant stereotyped conformist correct acceptable old pervasive public majority admitted shared in circulation ruling run-of-the-mill widely held tried and true tried and tested frequent predictable in vogue household formalistic understood doctrinal broad dominant valid legitimate old-fashioned well established widely used inveterate by the numbers agreed upon explicit appropriate extensive express vested agreed taken for granted authoritative traditionary historic obligatory conservative endemic folk ceremonialistic punctilious endorsed certain certified traditionalist unprogressive chronic documented legal collective chosen well-established immemorial passed characteristic wide preferred lawful stipulated middle-of-the-road traditionalistic allowed representative natural well worn sound preponderant regnant vulgar bona fide across the board true comprehensive sweeping bog-standard in force widely believed ancient age-old favoured lamestream required definite determined precise pervading ancestral vintage central mandatory compulsory fitting obvious core defined exact comfortable favorite favourite favored great staple present default mechanical gut dyed-in-the-wool abiding vanilla primary OB decorous strict touted generic enduring immortal ageless entrenched stated net past unopposed plain legit okayed stereotypical regimented orderly methodical lasting timeless acquired honored ongoing permitted supported legalized ratified backed validated affirmed OK'd given used daily habituated circulating systematic tried and trusted serious highbrow standard-issue hackneyed derived prosaic proverbial numerous typic known mass de rigueur stable undying memorable unforgettable deathless ingrained deep-rooted conforming old school believed renowned concert heavyweight heavy symphonic honoured superior legalised old-style officially recognized recognizable identified perceived declared global national joint blanket communal overarching outright old line in use afoot secure unshakable permanent arrived at existing realized remembered about earlier generation made official vouched for professed realised recognisable epidemic nationwide societal wholesale total in the habit of of choice commonest formulaic ritualized formalized sacred backward-looking bruited about in the air making the rounds doing the rounds talked of in general use going around broad-brush all-round broad-spectrum all-around across-the-board predominating widely recognized commonly accepted generally accepted wont on everyone's lips sop influential preponderating operative main principal vernacular unofficial informal fundamental steady catholic all-embracing in style worldwide ecumenical same old in fashion standard operating procedure in the groove playing it safe according to Hoyle in a rut reverent button-down unoriginal buttoned-down hidebound mossbacked ultraconservative old-line old-school standpat reactionary die-hard brassbound paleoconservative archconservative unheretical ritualised formalised derivative kosher religious right straight pious rightful square bien pensant straight arrow in line undistinguished staid according to the book unadventurous most usual most frequent

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Based on or in accordance with what is generally done, accepted or believed
normal ordinary regular standard typical usual average customary familiar plain stock common everyday general regulation standardised standardized staple stereotypical archetypical habitual traditional vanilla classic classical routine bog-standard garden variety common or garden run-of-the-mill standard-issue commonplace unexceptional unremarkable workaday garden-variety quotidian prosaic middle-of-the-road archetypal dull accustomed mainstream characteristic wonted frequent established ubiquitous mediocre representative natural set household cut-and-dried cut-and-dry undistinguished simple pedestrian prevailing prevalent expected so-so humdrum prototypical quintessential characterless day-to-day accepted popular boring model no great shakes fair stereotyped mundane nothing to write home about ideal fixed indifferent nondescript plain vanilla uninspired daily generic a dime a dozen exemplary predictable orthodox homespun modest OK ornery hackneyed uninteresting trite unpretentious unmemorable settled uneventful colourless banal middling passable not up to much basic tolerable current second-rate bourgeois proverbial colorless clichéd stale paradigmatic hacky textbook bland definitive prototypal formulaic medium homely signature true time-honoured typic run-of-the-mine run-of-mine second-class humble universal unoriginal inferior unchallenging unexciting constant decent fair-to-middling derivative well-known uninspiring acknowledged recognized prime garden imitable going unintellectual middlebrow adequate forgettable well worn chronic public unnoteworthy white-bread recognised lacklustre lackluster methodical insignificant matter-of-course half-pie nothing special mean old hat rife prototypic true to type fair to middling par for the course archetypic adopted unsophisticated overused formal widespread domestic unimpressive essential suburban ultimate tired well established congruous unimaginative corny repeated copybook consummate time-honored casual terrestrial informal ready-made moderate periodic absolute plastic distinctive proper fundamental supreme emblematic well known dreary drab native idiosyncratic nitty-gritty dime-a-dozen unvaried vintage steady consistent intermediate amateurish amateur true to form not so hot fairish excellent rehearsed unspontaneous straightforward artificial unspectacular scheduled trivial practical grind known seasonal tame boilerplate canonical majority overall confirmed unexceptionable legendary famous famed notorious lowly presentational anodyne orderly acceptable in-between ruling received perfect acquainted unmistakable symbolic one-size-fits-all two a penny old well-worn no-frills dinki-di anonymous inconspicuous favourite favorite recognizable recurring shared moderately good unextraordinary samey self-evident axiomatic renowned unquestioned recognisable serviceable O.K. meh plain-Jane ten a penny off-the-shelf good all right satisfactory okay nothing to get excited about best lacking variation lacking variety mutual not very good of poor quality bog standard small-town conservative provincial parochial blank expressionless deadpan at its best at her best at his best reputed infamous middle of the road not much cop indistinctive featureless neutral faceless noncommittal common variety matter-of-fact embraced united across the board widely held like parish-pump insular inward-looking blinkered middle-class limited inherent symptomatic neither one thing nor the other anticipated foreseeable indicative foreseen reliable prescriptive intermutual traditionalist commutual rampant family likely unsurprising distinguishing rural country individualistic cliched endemic whitebread periodical in keeping in character to be expected pervasive only to be expected on the cards … all over repetitious practised practiced mechanical reiterative iterated systematic rooted automatic long-term ongoing addicting iterative disciplined perfunctory permanent cyclic seasoned not bad illustrative original persistent monotonous platitudinous overworked worn-out worn out readily available widely available most typical most common most characteristic

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(of a work of art or literature) Common or lacking originality in a boring way
commonplace pedestrian prosaic unoriginal stereotyped derivative hackneyed unadventurous unexceptional unimaginative uninspired uninspiring unremarkable banal formulaic platitudinous predictable routine stereotypical stock trite formalistic hacky vanilla run-of-the-mill bog-standard old hat plain vanilla stale dull corny ordinary common overused overworked tired vapid threadbare bromidic hack timeworn clichéd humdrum boring well-worn shopworn played out flat musty moth-eaten worn out time-worn cornball monotonous hackney cliche obligatory tedious truistic everyday uninteresting dreary worn-out set cobwebby jejune hoary hokey stodgy overdone imitative mundane cliché old bathetic dry cliché-ridden insipid warmed-over dime-store colourless bland tame square colorless familiar tune ho-hum obsolete antiquated workaday worn standard exhausted chain drained used-up mildewed ready-made stuffy lifeless uninventive well worn tiresome uncreative ponderous usual wearisome spiritless drab unexciting slavish lacklustre lackluster stupid mind-numbing pabulum zero cliched mimetic matter-of-fact mimic platitudinal stereotypic apish fuddy-duddy quotidian derived slow leaden heavy undistinguished outdated tiring wearying outmoded familiar numbing sterile out of date epigonic epigonous jading arid drudging defunct barren repetitious monochromatic weary dusty characterless yawn canned uneventful emulative nowhere nothing blah average cut-and-dried normal garden-variety run of the mill tripe old-hat out of the ark ho hum orthodox dull as dishwater standardized conventionalized deadly sedate staid unartistic mass-produced typecast inane unromantic silly pompous standardised vieux jeu second-rate old-chestnut out-of-date old-saw played-out warmed-up indifferent worn thin passionless anaemic a dime a dozen past their sell-by date straightforward unvaried facile cornfed trivial noplace dumb unimpressed featureless unmoved heavy-handed cut-and-dry businesslike standard-issue ineffective anemic feeble methodic rigid fixed mechanical customary systematic plain prescribed automatic weak lusterless diddly actual practical practicable irksome plebeian simple prosy lowly prose clean limp dead bloodless phoned in mediocre inoffensive unobjectionable harmless mainstream safe halfhearted diluted wishy-washy white-bread matter-of- fact copied boiled down without punch plagiarized stereotype counterfeit plagiarised non-innovative second-hand submissive hard grovelling bond dependent oppressive groveling old-fashioned archaic extinct antediluvian superannuated passé antwacky cut and dried

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Unwilling or unable to change because of tradition or convention
hidebound conservative traditional reactionary orthodox unprogressive ultraconservative brassbound paleoconservative standpat traditionalistic archconservative illiberal mossbacked narrow intolerant prejudiced inflexible rigid biased diehard dogmatic blimpish fundamentalist set uncompromising fanatical puritan jaundiced intractable individualistic parochial narrow-minded old-school small-minded old-fashioned old-line buttoned-down button-down die-hard dyed-in-the-wool petty-minded close-minded strait-laced ultra-conservative hard-line set in your ways fixed in one's views set in one's opinions limited provincial bigoted petty insular traditionalist restricted quiet inward-looking localist unimaginative sober myopic blinkered small-town short-sighted fogyish sectarian parish-pump jerkwater rightist timid Tory right uncreative right-wing entrenched partisan picayune Lilliputian small claustral little stable unchanging guarded firm controlled bourgeois steady redneck undaring unchangeable obstinate constant fearful discriminatory middle-of-the-road fuddy-duddy old line old guard white bread holding to not extreme hard hat right of center in a rut restrained unadventurous subdued cautious prudent unenterprising careful stuffy opinionated alt-right closed-minded safe plain low-key Birchite unpretentious understated muted unflashy repressed straight square low-keyed toned-down set in one's ways partial one-sided constricted lopsided one-eyed moderate introverted temperate uncharitable ungenerous xenophobic closed selfish mean sectional shallow regional unsophisticated hick local circumscribed established accepted contracted secluded sequestered confined separated stick in the mud ethnocentric purist conformist counter-revolutionary obscurantist retrogressive backward-looking medieval prehistoric outdated unreceptive mediaeval intransigent unreasonable regressive counterrevolutionary sombre dark somber wary severe circumspect tentative cagey austere drab staid chary hesitant dark-colored dark-coloured toned down timorous unexciting boring stay-at-home stick-in-the-mud shy uptight moralistic prim puritanical prudish priggish starchy chauvinist racialist sexist nationalistic prissy chauvinistic shockable racist pigheaded unenlarged reserved subtle modest unostentatious unobtrusive demure unfair grudging anti-Semitic doctrinaire obdurate parti pris stingy warped dictatorial unjust anti-gay homophobic heterosexist authoritarian distorted despotic extreme contemptuous hateful disdainful tyrannical short-term improvident twisted shabby spiteful factional suburban jingoistic clannish cliquish cheap uninformed slanted schismatic lacking foresight upcountry corn-fed mean-minded borné inexorable exclusive extremist fanatic denominational homespun rude unpolished outmoded pastoral bucolic simple homegrown unfashionable contemptible malicious mean-spirited resentful vindictive racially prejudiced racially discriminatory racially bigoted base nasty vulgar ignoble inequitable religious sceptical nonconforming skeptical dissident nonconformist splinter non-objective loaded weighted unobjective influenced coloured ageist disablist conditioned unsympathetic prepossessed classist fattist unforgiving unenlightened tight sordid inclined blind presupposing predisposed leaning colored preconceived strict undemocratic parsimonious miserly anti-democratic oppressive repressive tightfisted totalitarian irritable unwilling outraged short-fuse antipathetic indignant unindulgent snappy irate averse upset worked-up waspish unforbearing fractious tilted close-fisted draconian fascist proscriptive greedy antiliberal penny-pinching assertive arrogant emphatic overbearing imperious peremptory pontifical insistent imperative domineering high-handed adamant authoritative arbitrary downright unchallengeable unquestionable categorical unyielding opinionative unbending self-opinionated opinioned magisterial fascistic definite stiff-necked egotistical cocksure unequivocal tenacious determined stubborn confident dictative wrong-headed formal bullheaded high and mighty

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Affectedly proper, or formal, and rather prudish
Victorian prim prudish puritanical proper priggish prissy stuffy starchy straitlaced bluenosed straightlaced stiff square smug demure conservative genteel respectable uptight rigid nice-nelly strait-laced niminy-piminy formal old-maidish schoolmarmish prim and proper moralistic mimsy schoolmistressy governessy narrow-minded goody-goody narrow Grundyish staid old-fashioned fuddy-duddy strict stilted stick-in-the-mud of the old school straight severe old-maid precise fastidious overmodest austere pompous ceremonious sober correct decorous nice fogeyish reserved sedate shockable overscrupulous puritan Pecksniffian squeamish overnice overexact simpering bigoted mincing scrupulous offish affected rigorous finicky pretentious illiberal stern artificial fussy particular po-faced square-toed punctilious blue-nose spic-and-span polite snobbish spruce meticulous wooden cleanly good dapper upright dignified stickling ceremonial nit-picking choosy stodgy starched mannered solemn stiff-necked impersonal deadly musty conformist humourless fusty old-fogeyish smoky foetid supercilious self-important hot bloated humorless as dry as dust smelly magisterial important warm fetid arrogant puffy timid timorous virtuous niggly pernickety precious epicene overparticular overcautious self-righteous pious sanctimonious tight-laced namby-pamby old-womanish goody-two-shoes holier-than-thou pi moral straight-laced self-satisfied god-fearing unctuous PC politically correct goody two-shoes modest bashful retiring coy shy diffident unassuming reticent meek mild quiet shrinking seemly decent ladylike innocent virginal pure chaste maidenly unpretentious withdrawn down-to-earth humble introverted kittenish sheepish backward self-effacing lowly coquettish recessive retired unassertive unassured close blushing silent earnest serious skittish

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(of a person) Strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
formal prim stiff exact precise staid correct proper stuffy unbending aloof inflexible reserved unsympathetic affected detached haughty remote starched starchy stilted unfriendly antisocial austere forbidding official restrained reticent seemly serious taciturn unapproachable uncommunicative undemonstrative unforthcoming unresponsive unsocial withdrawn polite strait-laced stiff-necked straight arrow by the numbers stand-offish keeping people at arm's length dignified stately distinguished ceremonial courtly ceremonious traditional august portly decorous solemn imposing respectable distant cool portentous reverential momentous important cold-eyed offish unfeeling dry frosty asocial cold standoffish unclubbable standoff unsociable unemotional buttoned-up orthodox elaborate ornate uptight ritualistic punctilious nice indifferent chilly frigid impersonal icy apathetic unconcerned dispassionate solitary incurious cold-blooded unwelcoming lukewarm unenthusiastic emotionless uninterested uncordial clammy brittle antiseptic uppity passionless gelid hard-eyed inhospitable glacial impassive supercilious reclusive misanthropic wooden chill introverted hostile phlegmatic rigid cold-hearted stony disdainful offhand uncompanionable retiring wintery wintry stolid proud disinterested snooty insolent annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious casual coldish unloving frozen affectless arctic laid back passive repellent stuck-up laid-back thick-skinned uninvolved stuck up cold-shoulder putting on airs conservative negative half-hearted tepid clinical off unexcitable eremitic flinty steely snobbish unenthused Olympian unsmiling superior muted lifeless diffident abstracted removed preoccupied unaffable unamiable introvert alienated lofty unneighbourly uncongenial hard-hearted hard-boiled cold as ice on ice private cynical shy ascetic disagreeable eremetic hermitlike cold fish lone wolf outside neutral uncaring stoical calm impassible stoic numb unpassioned abstract spiritless rude uncivil mopey mopish unneighborly unkind hardhearted callous spacey uncurious impartial stony-hearted unwilling to mix with other people distrustful quiet silent inaccessible nongregarious brooding inapproachable scowling secretive poker-faced insensitive ardorless impervious impotent inhibited unromantic loveless spaced-out suspicious antagonistic out of it insociable arrogant mean-looking put on airs

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Spoken rather than written

Adjective

Of or appropriate to high or respectable society
pukka proper respectable formal correct decent decorous smart genteel polite posh presentable accepted right tip-top top-notch high-class superior upper-class well-placed well-respected comme il faut fitting becoming seemly befitting suitable fit de rigueur done appropriate orthodox conforming nice standard refined apt au fait customary mannerly approved usual acceptable civilized meet traditional moral well-mannered comely civilised required necessary gentlemanly apposite ladylike sedate tasteful dignified courtly modest demure couth good OK in good taste prim done thing protocol in order prudent de rigeur tactful staid polished reserved well bred well-behaved well mannered well behaved restrained elegant ceremonial seasonable suited compatible the done thing congruous consistent consonant congenial pleasing timely virtuous honourable honorable courteous in line prudish by the numbers priggish by the book straight strait-laced prissy puritanical normal ubiquitous compulsory a must socially obligatory mandatory obligatory conforming to accepted standards called for punctilious ceremonious diplomatic stilted stiff stiff-necked starchy kosher okay right stuff careful worthy honest reputable due fitted applicable upright trustworthy well-thought-of highly regarded expedient relevant convenient cultured just of good repute sophisticated civil creditable qualified urbane able well-bred neat tidy capable felicitous functional prepared feasible adapted deserving pertinent ready pretty stylish happy useful apropos adequate rightful employable useable available serviceable usable correspondent conformable equal equitable of good standing reliable sound dependable educated wholesome welcome fair palatable pleasant in keeping apple-pie opportune cultivated desirable admirable savoury savory right on on the nose that's the ticket just what was ordered on the button respected clean-living gracious venerable estimable spruce above board accomplished affected moderate august redoubtable sublime mediocre ordinary redoubted distingué fashionable chivalrous patronising pompous ostentatious pretentious confined la-di-da artificial intolerant hollow patronizing snooty snobbish straitlaced precious discreet graceful condescending stuffy attractive exploitable equipped operable practicable preferable good enough -worthy chic inviting appealing alluring stunning beautiful trim cute swank good-looking gorgeous immaculate orderly spotless hospitable welcoming adorable clean

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Made to conform to some style

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Suitable for a royal court
courtly elegant refined stately aristocratic ceremonious chivalrous civil cultivated decorous dignified formal gallant polite sophisticated stylish urbane debonair suave affable civilised civilized classy courteous cultured fine genteel gentlemanly graceful gracious handsome honorable honourable ladylike majestic obliging polished tasteful adulatory august complimentary couth flattering gentle highbred high-bred imposing lofty preux prim proper studied well bred well mannered mannerly well-bred well-mannered respectable respectful distinguished seemly noble correct considerate charming decent nice grand solemn swanky posh plush thoughtful regal diplomatic exquisite fashionable ceremonial punctilious well-behaved befitting smart starchy attentive tactful cool becoming opulent smooth deferential sumptuous de rigueur proud magnificent discerning chic staid dashing impressive self-possessed snazzy official svelte superior royal pleasant genial distingué well behaved luxurious imperial accomplished beautiful precise fancy lordly traditional poised kingly ritzy reverential fitting fit affected modish attractive glib stilted portly sedate slick stiff sharp aesthetic spiffy cordial restrained composed comely esthetic stiff-necked politic ritual ritualistic princely modest dutiful snobbish orthodox worldly worldly-wise exalted discriminating suitable artistic ornate fastidious sensitive dainty appropriate reserved accommodating grandiose well-born upright imperious snappy lovely expensive venerable reverent rich delicate pompous highbrow developed discreet right smooth-tongued schmick splendiferous swish pleasing moral ostentatious stylized ingratiating unctuous bland select kind complaisant swank silver-tongued oily conforming done just so in good taste media-savvy obeisant uptown soft-spoken impeccable high-class on fleek comme il faut a la mode well brought up protective elaborate lavish educated haughty appealing gentlemanlike flashy smooth-talking reputable finished agreeable quality flash cavalier privileged aloof splendid well-brought-up womanly cosmopolitan soft sociable fulsome showy magnanimous with good taste wellmannered amicable harmonious standard portentous resplendent gorgeous costly superb glorious well brought-up approved accepted public momentous important highborn blue-blooded patrician customary apt usual high fashion upmarket upscale plushy exclusive persuasive liturgical state kosher OK demure pretty balanced metropolitan in tony trendy dicty mod taught trained upper-crust acceptable careful okay smarmy together servile set prescribed eloquent quiet unobtrusive pure chaste unaffected gratifying classical subdued facile collected meet good seasonable pretentious confined la-di-da intolerant patronizing patronising artificial hollow prudish snooty priggish straitlaced precious prissy condescending stuffy possessed unruffled silky sacramental celebratory right stuff fit for a king aesthetically pleasing in vogue high-toned regardful equable coolheaded elevated confident self-assured au fait well-spoken serious eminent well spoken mannered self-composed articulate classic sombre magisterial respected highfalutin' great somber grave nifty humble solicitous trim dapper spruce towering subservient fly evolved airy close progressive advanced improved forward high rigorous accurate pinpoint spot-on late higher mathematical regarding respecting standing choice submissive obedient admiring deferent self-respecting trig well groomed well dressed sublime rare ornamented duteous venerating casual nonchalant detached buoyant well-groomed well turned out cheerful jaunty happy sprightly overdone recherche high-flown high-brow high-minded experienced exact appreciative well-designed well-dressed rigid deliberate measured scrupulous self-effacing slow-moving subtle thin ethereal light gossamer diaphanous cute fragile enlightened well-made simple flowing understated decorative neat ornamental moving expressive nuanced creative sheer intricate imaginative bonny fair fetching recherché gossamery insubstantial gauzy enhancing frail lacy transparent knowledgeable filmy erudite good-looking tolerant intelligent comfortable uncluttered handy clever ingenious streamlined well-off divine striking aerodynamic perfected deluxe zooty exotic presentable lush sleek symmetrical humane good mannered arcane far-fetched esoteric luxuriant extravagant balletic lithe austere plain emotional well-proportioned Augustan first-class stylistic stunning knockout taking goodly likely bonnie drop-dead lovesome beauteous ravishing sightly filigree flowy well-chosen musical pictorial ideal rhythmical stimulating dramatic picturesque beautifying frilly open tenuous slight petite figurative symbolic flowery sartorial slim scholarly intellectual jet-set citified blasé meshy fairy fluffy aerial rarefied dinky mondaine knowing mature intangible impalpable shadowy world-weary well-favored well-informed worldly wise been around perceptive profound deep poetic insightful lacelike net lace-like patterned netlike net-like otherworldly ghostly waiflike vaporous wraithlike eerie unworldly vapory gaseous elite upper-class sweet darling deft tender delightful feeble well-read artistically aware learned understanding liberal up-to-date lettered savant blue-stocking intellectually aware able distingue well-educated traveled arty well informed well read versed well educated literary informed literate well born titled high-born wellborn travelled full of feeling detailed au courant wispy upper crust Brahmin ennobled aristocratical top-drawer flimsy papery chiffony floaty feathery blue silk-stocking queenly silver-spoon knightly translucent gauzelike threadlike shimmering born with a silver spoon in one's mouth fine-grained fine-spun wafer-thin see-through

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Excessively concerned with rules and order, always serious
uptight anxious nervous tense worried uneasy edgy jittery jumpy troubled nervy upset perturbed antsy apprehensive unquiet dithery insecure aflutter queazy bothered queasy hinky atwitter goosey concerned restive neurotic withdrawn cautious strict on edge ill at ease keyed up het up worked up hung up on tenterhooks in a state on pins and needles old-fashioned on the defensive agitated twitchy restless fidgety overwrought wired stressed disturbed unsettled distressed stressy in a tizzy fearful fretful strung out strained overstrung frightened excited disquieted distraught scared hysterical toey shaky strung up discomposed afraid flustered hyper spooky in a stew highly strung in a flap high-strung spooked panicky excitable alarmed like a cat on a hot tin roof uncomfortable adrenalized skittish squirrelly windy wound up unnerved ruffled fraught in a tizz in a sweat unrelaxed all of a dither having kittens shaken tormented in a state of agitation sensitive disconcerted in a twitter irritable dismayed unstable all of a lather in a state of nerves shook up shy flurried unglued vexed impatient discombobulated hesitant distracted like a cat on hot bricks wrought up touchy emotional in a twit a bundle of nerves timid taut worried sick in a cold sweat beside oneself annoyed hot and bothered saddened all of a doodah in suspense brittle unhappy uncertain self-conscious bundle of nerves frantic anguished irked harassed in a dither timorous bugged choked bricking oneself febrile sad unrestful fluttery cut up shocked unsure oversensitive desperate grieved trembling hurt terrified shaking embarrassed afflicted irascible rattled discountenanced irritated discomfited hassled in a panic plagued stressed out trepidatious flighty under stress skittery frenzied all torn up angsty spasmodic awkward creepy temperamental hectic bashful paranoid quaking shivery nerve-racking nail-biting mousy disappointed disconsolate irrational retiring overanxious fevered inconsolable pained irresolute chippy confused conservative muddled gutted inhibited blue shook doubtful inconvenienced nervous wreck unsteady tortured peevish beset suspicious clutched hysteric perplexed bummed out like a fish out of water waiting for the axe to fall unsettling unnerving in a flat spin disturbing disquieting careful hairy prickly thin-skinned waiting with bated breath overexcited distressful miserable weak agitating startled stressful dejected despondent defensive worrisome out of place distressing overactive heated wrought-up volatile depressed grieving displeased tired heavyhearted sorrowful under a strain exercised unconfident wretched fretting mournful shrinking white-knuckled easily frightened easily agitated nerve-wracking umbrageous doleful heartbroken cheerless feverish quivering critical frazzled panic-struck panic-stricken down bereaved wrecked rueful thrown under pressure fazed miffed pressured hyperactive snappy desolate testy introverted moody angered fractious hot under the collar overwhelmed frozen unruly provoked despairing heartsick fidgeting fitful swivel-eyed turbulent low woeful up the wall broken-hearted brokenhearted distrait unpeaceful aghast angry hurried angstful solicitous violent stiff uncontrolled crazy wounded hot-tempered quick-tempered harried fierce riled harrowed easily offended easily upset frayed shot to pieces woebegone basket case unzipped beside yourself a wreck broken up disoriented hag-ridden grief-stricken flipped out lily-livered in turmoil emotionally charged put out worried stiff at the end of your tether with one's stomach in knots running scared with butterflies in one's stomach with one's heart in one's mouth angst-ridden aroused twittering self-justifying indecisive tentative fussy dithering wavering vacillating overemotional drawn swithering flushed intense histrionic disorientated caught up graceless overtaxed taxed peeved dragged ripped aquiver daunted frisky reserved charged faltering unnatural gauche exciting unreluctant all of a flutter bewildered unconsolable shot down tetchy hyped-up afire atingle hyperexcited blushing exasperated emotive curt trying sapped drained discomforted strange lost palpitant wrung falling apart strung-up straight unhip strait-laced crotchety agog eagerly difficult tricky short-tempered crabbed captious bad-tempered querulous rigid distrustful stilted prim wreck moving moved shot all nerves on the qui vive ill-tempered asea zipped up hot juiced up diffident active transient wandering intermittent changeable itchy inconstant footloose roving sleepless nomadic bustling anxiously waiting nervously awaiting fearfully anticipating apprehensively expecting fatigued lacking social skills tongue-tied all agog avid open-mouthed feeling anxious compulsive manic obsessive exacerbated puzzled chagrined aggravated mortified pestered white knuckled recalcitrant shaking in one's shoes concerning tearing one's hair out refractory tied up in knots butterflies in stomach biting one's nails self-doubting unassertive self-effacing forlorn sullen disheartened with bated breath mercurial perverse ornery obstinate stubborn unyielding watchful nerves on edge meek lacking confidence unforthcoming fixated phobic dreading foreboding mistrustful melancholic discouraged heavy-hearted glum aggrieved downcast passionate hasty not self-assured lacking self-confidence passive terrorized wild in a spin unhealthy abnormal offended fretted champing at the bit a basket case sweating bullets mad tossing and turning cowed hounded frenetic berserk maladjusted fiery tempestuous joyless tearful demoralised dispirited tristful down-hearted demoralized downhearted beleaguered having stage fright biting nails having butterflies having cold feet having a funny feeling vague Delphic unassured questioning unpoised affrighted petrified verklempt having butterflies in the stomach hyperexcitable hyperkinetic furious erratic aberrant deviant disordered obsessed browbeaten in disorder amazed terror-stricken abashed gloomy droopy sombre teary sorry crestfallen weepy sore hangdog heartsore cast down burned wistful somber contused hypersensitive pressurized unhinged raging crazed delirious touch and go up in the air hanging by thread on thin ice come apart psyched out impulsive impetuous volcanic vehement inflammable rash intolerant demonstrative reckless agitable galvanic enthusiastic overzealous susceptible quick alarmable horror-struck scary horrified rushed demented maniacal rabid raving ferocious at sixes and sevens hyper-sensitive uncool out of control berko pressurised hunted chicken-hearted yellow numb chicken scared stiff rabbity sissy butterflies jellyfish in tears down in the mouth in grief down in the dumps in doldrums low-spirited in the dumps tooshie short fused deranged weird last-minute zonkers insane corybantic unscrewed hard-pressed at the end of one's tether with one's back up against the wall up against it under the cosh at the end of one's rope freaked-out wound-up high keyed-up affected fired-up hot-and-bothered stirred weary strung-out worn worked-up unstrung spent fiddle-footed blowing hot and cold hot-headed terrorised devastated traumatized morose broken melancholy bitter dolorous throwing a wobbly weirded out freaked out spazzed out at your wits' end wigged out at wits' end easily hurt in fear and trepidation very scared pushing the panic button have cold feet numb with fear steamed up out of your mind weeping hurting wriggly squirmy hot under collar all shook up mourning haunted crushed agonized dolesome easily affected wiggly sorrowing bewailing persecuted bemoaning wailing agonised suffering aching traumatised in pain heavy with grief racked with suffering overcome with sorrow racked with pain all wound up nonplussed flummoxed fuddled dismal mystified at sea bemused befuddled regretful confounded unbalanced stunned floored baffled stumped preoccupied taken aback bad dumbfounded bamboozled oppressed bedevilled bedeviled bushed mazed wildered stupefied thrown off balance at a loss addled injured careworn dazed astounded astonished clueless mixed-up lugubrious shaken up overcome dreary put upon foxed beaten pessimistic solemn destroyed out of sorts bowed down spiritless listless fed up flapping wakeful insomniac galled absent-minded engrossed messed up long-faced weighed down surprised unsleeping stricken insomnolent funereal chapfallen grim bleak shattered down-in-the-mouth black befogged shell-shocked fogged hard put pensive worn out down in dumps sick at heart dull ruthful uncomprehending in a blue funk gray grey mixed up down and out languorous triste saturnine languid comfortless singing the blues sulky in shock overloaded burdened badgered undone disorderly damaged scunnered narked lamenting remorseful impaired frustrated constrained anxiety-ridden ground down pining inflamed nonplused grievous haggard besieged downtrodden stirred up emotionally unstable emotionally unbalanced worn down emotionally damaged emotionally injured depressive chafed panicked hopeless heavy luckless teed off put out of countenance dumbstruck in a lather discontented painful downbeat blank in a bad way in the pits elegiacal crummy cast-down elegiac emotionally defeated ailing racked grumpy lachrymose defeatist staggered flabbergasted mirthless rebellious alienated in despair in low spirits piteous on a downer bleeding sunk as sick as a parrot brooding mopey sick as a parrot awake dolent in sorrow heartrending full of sorrow in mourning tear-jerking affecting troubling hapless morbid down in mouth bowled over blown away speechless let-down not happy alert undermined reproachful besotted had their heads messed with nuts vigilant with one's back to the wall disgruntled stung piqued languished negative dysphoric crabby dysfunctional got caused to be at a stand made to scratch their head beat graveled buffaloed thrown off gravelled confusticated abstracted without sleep wide-awake attentive wide awake out of one's mind like a chicken with its head cut off very upset absent diverted at wit's end intimidated discontinuous disconnected interrupted inattentive visited by preyed upon abject cowardly distant absorbed faraway shook-up emotionally scarred emotionally disturbed incomplete fragmentary cowering heaving struck hit pusillanimous possessed psyched-out sorry for oneself chap-fallen afeared not best pleased absentminded feart frit gripped cut to the quick bumpy messed-up scared out of one's wits in awe alarmed at in a funk shaking like a leaf faint-hearted scared witless terror-struck apprehensive about scared to death intimidated by frightened out of one's wits in a fluster horror-stricken consumed caught off balance out of countenance in botheration emotionally confused screwed up ill-adjusted dominated controlled miles away dreamy sidetracked unfocused cursed seized jerky jouncy choppy disrupted sporadic dogged overpowered surrounded smitten devoured held bewitched rolly rough punchy dopey pixillated silly spaced spacey zonked-out muddleheaded spaced-out punch-drunk dopy addle pixilated muzzy addlepated raddled zonked slaphappy dizzy spacy not with it fiendish storm-tossed deeply affected driven to distraction harmed fuzzy taken over under a spell in the grip of herky-jerky struck down laid low

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Showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour
punctilious correct careful conscientious meticulous diligent exact nice painstaking precise scrupulous thorough accurate attentive fastidious fussy particular strict studious ultra-careful detailed finicky mathematical methodical perfectionist persnickety religious rigorous ceremonious decorous demanding exacting finical formal hair-splitting nitpicking pedantic pernickety proper starchy stiff stiff-necked stilted laborious overnice assiduous civil conscionable courteous formalistic heedful observant overconscientious overscrupulous polite punctual seemly good eye right on picky close delicate sedulous critical discriminating industrious choosy elaborate minute nit-picking dainty nit-picky choosey rigid finicking fine fussbudgety hypercritical over-particular old-maidish unerring judicious faithful persevering searching carping hard-working captious squeamish refined hard to please systematic zealous scientific pass-remarkable overcritical fault-finding prim difficult faddy quibbling cavilling explicit pinpoint right unflagging cautious deliberate reliable constant loving caviling prissy selective sharp faddish definite literal spot-on stickling overparticular pettifogging over-exacting unmistakable busy defined persistent active exhaustive veridical prudish disapproving tireless severe full thoughtful courtly dedicated strait-laced engaged regular hairline traditional mannered employed bustling solid priggish working circumspect orthodox hairsplitting vigilant plugging on the button precisionist fussbudget inflexible on the nose difficult to please tough literalist dogmatic literalistic formalist purist specific scholastic casuistical casuistic sophistical sophistic authentic veracious faultless stringent true truthful factual ceremonial dignified earnest niggling austere particularized intent stately indefatigable watchful prudent faultfinding just genuine uncompromising upright solemn blow-by-blow tied-up hopping occupied overdelicate sagacious official deft discriminative skilful skillful concrete distinct untiring itemized moral matter-of-fact censorious ritualistic swotty regardful thoroughgoing orderly ultraprecise steadfast strenuous stuffy ritual pompous steady circumstantial clear-cut conservative over-fastidious discreet chary discerning measured keen genteel dependable particularised itemised impossible to please fiddly fuddy-duddy appropriate puritanical sticklerish eager beaver by the book by the numbers on the money unfavorable unfavourable unswerving criticizing ornate surgical stickler awkward unwearied inch-perfect subtle judgemental undeviating unfailing unremitting determined concentrating listening grinding whiz tricky overrefined ordered controlled calculated microscopic sensitive choicy overprecise loyal principled fixed rough topical intrinsic duteous pure criticising perceptive acute honourable high-minded honorable upstanding actual complex complicated well organized Victorian schoolmarmish overfastidious fretful picky-picky old maidish obsessive trivial crossing the t's white-glove dotting the i's ethical righteous right-minded complete old womanish considered hanging in hanging tough playing safe imperial imposing deferential walking on eggs provident sober unwavering wary guarded regal intensive minding p's and q's heart and soul into concerned affected fogeyish canny considerate alert politic prompt timely over-censorious selfdisciplined errorless forced majestic in-depth staid stodgy calculating unambiguous perfect judgmental rejective imperious grandiose definitive flawless certain balanced rational logical pragmatic deep reasoned levelheaded reasonable queasy cagey reserved sedate starched square infallible laboured unnatural dogged driven tenacious scolding diagnostic demeaning disparaging cynical analytical judgy exceptive reproachful trenchant sarcastic penetrating contemptuous withering stern humbling calumniatory belittling biting censuring derogatory cavillous lowering critic harsh nagging cutting choleric condemning satirical going to great lengths lifelike fair convincing realistic strained artificial clocklike specialized specialised gingerly ceremonialistic routine established leery sage safe prescribed mature straight uptight committed pertinacious slow-moving just so frigid unrelaxed icy error-free easily disgusted very careful immediate seasonable on time early speedy unrelenting eager veristic verisimilar set playing one's cards close to one's chest softly-softly old-fashioned well thought-out well-grounded labored slogging operose persisting plodding true to life expeditious recurrent in good time on the dot periodic cyclic quick ready telling it like it is on the nail fact-based spot on on the beam on the mark bang on stick-in-the-mud of the old school to schedule in time on schedule when expected well timed decent word-perfect respectable as it really happened spot on time under the wire bang on time standard suitable befitting fitting fit approved couth mannerly civilized accepted well-mannered protective shielding mollycoddling protecting patronizing overprotective patronising restrictive customary apt usual diplomatic kosher OK acceptable conforming becoming de rigueur civilised okay done comme il faut right stuff comprehensive efficient absolute impeccable all-out sweeping all-inclusive all-embracing concentrated intense total structured focused extensive unimpeachable out-and-out methodic methodized planned mindful tidy neat businesslike disciplined focussed systematical well-regulated organized serious concerted all-encompassing widespread uncanny whole hard exquisite suspicious clean mincing systematized coherent profound fast hesitant apprehensive unmistaken unadulterated narrow aware undistorted together organised systematised restrained well planned on the ball on your toes on the lookout on target well ordered well regulated on the qui vive on guard well thought out soup to nuts all the way royal plenty whole-hog full-dress slam-bang from A to Z full-scale thoroughpaced omniscient discriminatory nonrandom astute considerable tasteful select eclectic firm meaningful substantial significant sure unyielding entire tight unbending purposeful far-reaching deadly inevitable assured weighed advised knowing reticent exclusive dead positive trustworthy inerrable inerrant sure-fire invariable tentative vigorous all-absorbing suspecting forethoughtful shrewd precautious studied unblemished niminy-piminy unbroken wholehearted undistracted collective irrefutable valid undeniable conclusive undisputed unquestionable unrefuted keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells with eyes peeled thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves taking it slow on your guard belt-and-braces hedging one's bets with reservations watching one's step watching out on the watch with one's eyes peeled unmitigated engrossed unshared unreserved consistent unqualified unalloyed pondered united absorbed consummate sincere moralistic puritan simple plain model ideal dead-on good on-target so explosive heavy-duty violent vehement excruciating vicious fearsome ghastly high-pressure fierce heavy terrible resolute frightful hellacious dreadful blistering furious ferocious almighty fearful unanimous continued exemplary O.K. thought-out all undivided reluctant uneasy old-maid governessy goody-goody demure mimsy narrow-minded nice-nelly overmodest schoolmistressy straitlaced straightlaced bluenosed unvarnished objective unexaggerated legitimate amen stone equitable accelerated radical insistent speeded-up lock stock and barrel unembellished bare seamless picture-book immaculate picture-perfect irreproachable letter-perfect copybook classic indefectible overexact simpering pretentious Grundyish bigoted offish illiberal loath sceptical dubious shy doubtful distrustful mistrustful right as rain on the right track dead on for sure on track on the right lines free of error along the right lines cooking with gas according to Hoyle straightforward veritable gospel stark without fault foolproof without blemish encyclopedic compendious averse frugal afraid nervous disinclined mean historical documentary real nonfictional textbook unspotted supreme stainless intact crimeless spotless unguilty prim and proper parsimonious stingy thrifty iffy cyclopedic embracive panoramic encyclopaedic universal inclusive omnibus inhibited constrained skeptical sparing miserly economical honest apparent word for word ordinary not figurative unembroidered written verbal bona fide natural percipient heeding noticing interested leaving no stone unturned rapt awake tentie tenty cover-all all-in broad-gauge broad-gauged reckful open-eyed wide awake paying attention wide-awake not missing a trick on the job on one's toes beady-eyed listening carefully Argus-eyed

Adjective

Of or belonging to the lower social classes
plebeian common lower-class proletarian ignoble working-class humble low lowly mean baseborn lowborn low-class inferior low-born low-life low-ranking lumpen peasant prole unwashed vulgar blue-singlet undistinguished banal ordinary pedestrian popular traditional unsophisticated of low birth base obscure poor simple modest unpretentious servile subordinate meek menial unassuming contemptible plain low-bred lowlife second-class middling commonplace declassed blue-collar insignificant gentle mild unimportant submissive docile dutiful retiring reverential mundane withdrawing everyday obsequious prosaic meager second-rate measly inglorious miserable puny paltry shabby wretched plebby scrubby petty pitiful humdrum meagre cast down cloth-cap crude dishonourable dishonorable unworthy grassroots democratic people's average bourgeois philistine grass-roots déclassé declassé lowbrow demotic common or garden lesser minor underprivileged secondary mediocre unrefined severe rough unremarkable inconsequential trivial subsidiary junior second-string small subservient deprived uncouth unfit sordid beggarly smaller lousy demeaning reduced low-grade degrading ancillary second-fiddle bottom little poorer slighter lower ignominious lower-ranking sorry sad dinky minor-league small-fry small-time bush-league third-string lower in rank undersized subjacent lower in status of low rank second-banana not very important beneath someone bottom-rung back seat below someone entry-level less important under someone's heel not so important less slight inconsiderable trifling negligible marginal piddling light dependent under two-bit casual accessory peripheral picayune lower-level second nugatory nickel-and-dime fiddling minute frivolous incidental lower-grade minus Mickey Mouse supplementary auxiliary penny-ante inessential niggling piffling footling subject irrelevant foolish subaltern tributary peanut shoestring younger tacky of little account limited below the mark diminished immaterial nether non-essential supplemental satellite supporting sub- nominal deficient twopenny-halfpenny reserve insubstantial slavish piddly pimping no-account chicken worthless unsubstantial pettifogging tiny low-level collateral lower rung sub scratch shallow de minimis cheap inconsequent not worth mentioning zero useless zilch nothing of no account unknown lightweight second-best tinier little-known petite lessened beneath restricted little known baser substandard subalternate minimal bush tangential smalltime minuscule token substract inappreciable derisory unskilled second class second choice pathetic mingy poxy exiguous sparse slender a notch under associate boring low-status small-bore alternative routine dull fewer unconsiderable not worth bothering about lower than spare alternate backup substitute fallback attendant shortened extra relief of lesser importance than less important than abject negative depressed declined feeding shoot side youngest assistant vile fawning not so great grovelling sycophantic extraneous fall-back vice- not so much pointless superficial not as great frothy meaningless of little consequence of little importance of no importance tinpot nonessential zip of no moment of no consequence null indifferent unnecessary tedious basic groveling obeisant second best captive subjugated no great shakes not worth speaking of potty controlled neither here nor there beside the point of no great concern governed obedient enslaved ruled diminutive liable vulnerable accountable disposed susceptible pint-sized stunted frail weak feeble dwarfish underfed pygmy weakly at one's feet in danger of bound by fun size sickly underdeveloped undernourished Lilliputian undeveloped undersize pocket-sized pocket delicate half-pint pocket-size shrimpy pint-size toylike fine fragile smallish bantam subnormal weedy peewee wee unsound scrawny runt infirm small time shrimp unconsequential

Adjective

Simple and unpretentious
honest unpretentious simple classic down-to-earth unpresumptuous basic everyday humble fresh minimal modest practical pure straightforward uncomplicated wholesome hearty homely homespun homey inelaborate no-nonsense plain unadorned unassuming uncomplex undecorated unelaborate unembellished unostentatious unrefined unsophisticated without airs without frills acceptable penny plain unfussy unornamented workaday stark severe spartan austere chaste spare bare muted unpatterned patternless understated uncluttered clean restrained bare-bones Spartan homestyle raw no-frills plain vanilla without ornament without ornamentation unvarnished bald ascetic naked functional clinical elegant ordinary stripped down discreet economical meagre moderate natural monastic bleak meager subdued no frills frugal symmetrical sparse unfurnished minimalist temperate characterless impersonal regular colourless soulless antiseptic puritanical dry clean-cut colorless cut down ultra-plain bare bones unaffected standard low-key toned-down unspectacular artless measly conservative minimum essential unadulterated homemade homecooked fundamental hard barren harsh unembroidered bog-standard utilitarian serviceable useful trim homebrew crisp cold chic minimalistic graceful harmonious scant scanty insufficient skimpy paltry unglamorous simplistic streamlined smooth au naturel precise rudimentary adequate tasteful exquisite utility institutional cheap inexpensive undeveloped stylish refined shapely definite hard-wearing neat well defined aesthetic well-proportioned balanced Augustan fuel-saving fuel-efficient energy-efficient energy-saving rough and ready classical esthetic strict abstemious abstinent continent rigid exacting solemn refraining straightlaced celibate