Adjective Definition


1.Definition: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language

"Common parlance"

Related Adjective(s):vernacular, vulgar

2.Definition: belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public

"For the common good", "Common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community"

3.Definition: common to or shared by two or more parties

"A common friend"

Related Adjective(s):mutual

4.Definition: commonly encountered

"A common (or familiar) complaint"

Related Adjective(s):usual

5.Definition: 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"

6.Definition: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

"Behavior that branded him as common"

Related Adjective(s):coarse, uncouth, vulgar

7.Definition: of low or inferior quality or value

"Produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"

Related Adjective(s):coarse

8.Definition: of or associated with the great masses of people

"The common people in those days suffered greatly", "Behavior that branded him as common"

Related Adjective(s):plebeian, unwashed, vulgar

9.Definition: to be expected; standard

"Common decency"

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