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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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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.
In Ethel Harrogate conventionality crowned itself with a perfection and splendour of its own.
Her unsophisticated open-air existence required no varnish of conventionality to make it palatable to him.
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.
His eyes, looking serenely and steadily at Rostov, seemed to be veiled by something, as if screened by blue spectacles of conventionality.
This interpretation of what she was used to call William's conventionality was new to Katharine.
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.
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.
Everything in harmony about him except his eyes, and these were so sharp, bright and resolute that they seemed to contradict the bland conventionality which overspread all the rest of the man.
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.
The great danger of the couplet thus treated is that of over-great conventionality, as was partly illustrated by Dryden's successor, Pope, who carried Waller's method to the farthest possible limit.
Away with you," I cried, "away with you, symbol of conventionality, of slavery, of pandering to a desire to please--away with you, miserable little lace-edged rag