- 1. commoner, common man, common person, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
- usage: a person who holds no title
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- 1. common (vs. individual), communal, public, joint
- usage: belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public; "for the common good"; "common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community"
- 2. common (vs. uncommon), average, ordinary, democratic, popular, demotic, frequent, general, grassroots, standard, usual, ordinary
- usage: having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"
- 3. common, mutual, shared (vs. unshared)
- usage: common to or shared by two or more parties; "a common friend"; "the mutual interests of management and labor"
- 4. common, usual, familiar (vs. strange)
- usage: commonly encountered; "a common (or familiar) complaint"; "the usual greeting"
- 5. common, vernacular, vulgar, informal (vs. formal)
- usage: being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
- 6. common, plebeian, vulgar, unwashed, lowborn (vs. noble)
- usage: of or associated with the great masses of people; "the common people in those days suffered greatly"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "his square plebeian nose"; "a vulgar and objectionable person"; "the unwashed masses"
- 7. coarse, common, inferior (vs. superior)
- usage: of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal ye are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population"
- 8. coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar, unrefined (vs. refined)
- usage: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich"
- 9. common, ordinary (vs. extraordinary)
- usage: to be expected; standard; "common decency"
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