Definition of Conventionality

1. Noun. Conformity with conventional thought and behavior.

Generic synonyms: Conformism, Conformity
Derivative terms: Conventional, Conventional



2. Noun. Unoriginality as a result of being too conventional.
Generic synonyms: Unoriginality
Derivative terms: Conventional
Antonyms: Unconventionality

3. Noun. Orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional.
Exact synonyms: Convention, Conventionalism
Generic synonyms: Orthodoxy
Specialized synonyms: Conformity, Ossification
Attributes: Conventional, Unconventional
Derivative terms: Conventional
Antonyms: Unconventionality

Definition of Conventionality

1. n. The state of being conventional; adherence to social formalities or usages; that which is established by conventional use; one of the customary usages of social life.

Definition of Conventionality

1. Noun. The state of being conventional ¹

2. Noun. Something conventional; a convention ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conventionality

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conventionality

conventional wars
conventional weapon
conventional weaponry
conventional weapons
conventional wisdom
conventionalisation
conventionalise
conventionalised
conventionalises
conventionalising
conventionalism
conventionalisms
conventionalist
conventionalists
conventionalities
conventionality
conventionalization
conventionalizations
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conventionalized
conventionalizes
conventionalizing
conventionally
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conventioneer
conventioneers
conventioner
conventioners
conventiongoer
conventiongoers

Literary usage of Conventionality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Social Psychology: An Outline and Source Book by Edward Alsworth Ross (1908)
"Custom imitation and conventionality imitation are sharply distinct from each other ... To be sure, the same practice may be at one stage a conventionality, ..."

2. Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles by Richard Green Moulton (1901)
"How 'As You LIKE IT' PRESENTS VARIED FORMS OF HUMOUR IN CONFLICT WITH A SINGLE Conventionality. LA Study of more Complex Dramatic Colouring. ..."

3. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1876)
"... other« are cherished as domestic pets and have acquired a prescriptive right to immunity. Such is " Conventionality," a pet bull of Mrs. 0 randy's. ..."

4. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"Conventionality PASSION and Fire—bah! are they ever linked with beauty ? Beauty and fairness of face ? The devils below can tell The upper-world folk, ..."

5. The Literary Movement in France During the Nineteenth Century by Georges Pellissier (1897)
"To distinguish one's self from others is a mark of insolence and incivility. Even virtue must bow before conventionality and submit to the tyranny of custom ..."

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