Customary and Extraordinary


Customary adjective - Accepted, used, or practiced by most people.
Usage example: the customary response to the greeting “How are you?” is “Fine, thanks”

Extraordinary is an antonym for customary.

Nearby Words: custom, customarily


Extraordinary adjective - Being out of the ordinary.
Usage example: the marine is being cited for extraordinary courage

Customary is an antonym for extraordinary in topics: unusual, strange and wonderful.

Nearby Word: extraordinarily
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