Customary and Uncommon


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

Uncommon is an antonym for customary in usual topic.

Nearby Words: custom, customarily


Uncommon adjective - Being out of the ordinary.
Usage example: a landscape of uncommon beauty

Customary is an antonym for uncommon in very different topic.

Nearby Word: uncommonly
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