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Definition of Conventional

Conventional

  1. Formed by agreement or compact; stipulated.
  2. Growing out of, or depending on, custom or tacit agreement; sanctioned by general concurrence or usage; formal.
  3. Based upon tradition, whether religious and historical or of artistic rules.
  4. Abstracted; removed from close representation of nature by the deliberate selection of what is to be represented and what is to be rejected; as, a conventional flower; a conventional shell. Cf. Conventionalize, v. t.

Conventional Quotations

I'm very proud of the Rome episode of 'No Reservations' because it violated all the conventional wisdom about making television. You're never, ever supposed to do a food or travel show in black and white.
Anthony Bourdain

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
Joseph Conrad

I guess they often cast me as the bad guy, because I'm not, er, conventional looking. I look sort of violent. I'm the odd one out, the outsider.
Willem Dafoe

Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
Erich Fromm

There are times I wish I was more conventional. I would get a husband and a baby and a big SUV in the 'burbs and be happy. But forging my own way - my career, my relationships with wonderful but troubled people - that's who I am.
Lauren Oliver
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Conventional Translations

conventional in Swedish is vedertagen, konventionell
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