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n. pl. con·ven·tion·al·i·ties
1. The state, quality, or character of being conventional.
2. A conventional act, idea, or practice.


n, pl -ties
1. the quality or characteristic of being conventional, esp in behaviour, thinking, etc
2. (often plural) something conventional, esp a normal or accepted rule of behaviour; propriety


(kənˌvɛn ʃəˈnæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. conventional quality or character.
2. adherence to convention.
3. a conventional practice, principle, or form.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conventionality - conformity with conventional thought and behavior
conformism, conformity - orthodoxy in thoughts and belief
2.conventionality - unoriginality as a result of being too conventional
unoriginality - uncreativeness due to a lack of originality
unconventionality - originality by virtue of being unconventional
3.conventionality - orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
orthodoxy - the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
ossification, conformity - hardened conventionality
unconventionality - unorthodoxy by virtue of being unconventional
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n (of dress, attitudes)Konventionalität f; (of person, behaviour also)Konventionsgebundenheit f; (of philosophy, beliefs, theory, manner, technique)Herkömmlichkeit f; (of theatre, music, style)traditionelle Art


(kənˈvenʃən) noun
1. a way of behaving that has become usual; (an) established custom. Shaking hands when meeting people is a normal convention in many countries; He does not care about convention.
2. in the United States a meeting of delegates from a political party for nominating a presidential candidate.
3. an assembly of people of a particular profession etc.
conˈventional adjective
(negative unconventional) according to the accepted standards etc; not outrageous or eccentric. conventional dress; the more conventional forms of art.
conˌventioˈnality (-ˈnӕ-) noun
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When Amy had whetted her tongue and freed her mind she usually got the best of it, for she seldom failed to have common sense on her side, while Jo carried her love of liberty and hate of conventionalities to such an unlimited extent that she naturally found herself worsted in an argument.
Then it was a strange sight to behold how the man of conventionalities shook the powder out of his periwig; how the reserved and stately gentleman forgot his dignity; how the gold-embroidered waistcoat flickered and glistened in the firelight with the convulsion of rage, terror, and sorrow in the human heart that was beating under it.
If I went among them as a gentleman, there would be restraints and conventionalities which would shut me out from their private joys and troubles, and I should get no further than the outside shell.
I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh;--it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal,--as we are
If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outré results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.