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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
References in classic literature ?
All these reasons justify the view that the poems with which we now have to deal were later than the "Iliad" and "Odyssey", and if we must recognize the possibility of some conventionality in the received dating, we may feel confident that it is at least approximately just.
His eyes, looking serenely and steadily at Rostov, seemed to be veiled by something, as if screened by blue spectacles of conventionality.
As for Goldoni himself, he apparently never dreams of transgression; he is of rather an explicit conventionality in most things, and he deals with society as something finally settled.
Levin said that the French had carried conventionality further than anyone, and that consequently they see a great merit in the return to realism.
Her unsophisticated open-air existence required no varnish of conventionality to make it palatable to him.
These were women of her own circle - Londoners, and the Duchess, at any rate, a woman of the very highest social position and unimpeached conventionality.
To Philip it seemed crude and stupid; the naive obscenity--c'est la vie, mon cher, c'est la vie, he cried--the naive obscenity served only to emphasise the conventionality of the anecdote.
And again there was something mysterious in her eyes as she raised them to him, as though there existed between them already some understanding which mocked the conventionality of her words.
You are very kind, I am sure," she murmured; and the very conventionality of her tones and words, with the host of associations it aroused of the old life on the other side of the world, gave me a quick thrill--rich with remembrance but stinging sharp with home-sickness.
She was naturally a lady of the mildest good breeding: she was mistress of every bland conventionality in the English language -- but disasters and dramatic influences combined, threw even this harmless matron off her balance at last.
While insisting that the vitality of Italian designs could contribute to the country's growth, the minister said though design incorporates traditions, often it breaks away from conventionality.
This decision also appears to have cost The Khan amongst Pakistan's rural voters whose conventionality shuns breakages of families, and where patriarchy denies agency to women, especially those who decide to divorce a husband and move on according to their choice.