Common and Communal


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Common adjective – Held by or applicable to a majority of the people.
Usage example: a politician who works not for the special interests but for the common good

Communal is a synonym for common in collective topic. In some cases you can use "Communal" instead an adjective "Common", when it comes to topics like group, society, held in common. popular alternative
Nearby Words: commonplace, commonly, commons, commonality, commonness
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Communal adjective – Used or done by a number of people as a group.
Usage example: the swimming pool is part of the communal property of the condo complex

Common is a synonym for communal in property topic. You can use "Common" instead the word "Communal" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as group, society, collective, shared. popular alternative
Nearby Words: community, commune, communist, communally, communed
Synonyms for Communal

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character common character communal character
setting common setting communal setting
room common room communal room
use common use communal use
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