1 ordinary, everyday, commonplace, prosaic, usual, familiar, customary, prevalent, frequent, run-of-the-mill, general, normal, standard, conventional, regular, routine, stock, average, proverbial; plain, simple, garden-variety, common or garden, workaday, undistinguished, unexceptional:
Intermarriage is a common occurrence among the members of the sect. We planted a common variety of carrot.
2 mutual, reciprocal, joint, shared:
Our common heritage must be protected.
3 low-class, ordinary, plain, simple, plebeian, bourgeois, proletarian, run-of-the-mill, vulgar, unrefined:
Kings avoid dealing with the common people.
4 inferior, low-grade, mean, cheap, base:
He was smoking a cigar of the commonest type.
5 public, general, community, communal, collective, non-private, universal; well-known:
The contents of the library are the common property of everyone. Their romance is common knowledge in the village.
6 trite, stale, hackneyed, worn out, banal, tired, overused, stereotyped, clichéd, stereotypical:
The term 'yuppie' has become too common to have much impact any longer.
1 happening/found often
be, seem | become | remain
extremely, very | increasingly | fairly, quite
These problems now seem fairly common.
This attitude is common to most young men in the armed services.
have sth in common
Jane and I have nothing in common (= share no interests, ideas, etc.). I have nothing in common with Jane. The two cultures have a lot in common (= have the same features, characteristics, etc.).
| hold sth in common
They hold the property as tenants in common (= they share it).
| in common with
Britain, in common with (= like)many other industrialized countries, has experienced major changes over the last 100 years.
3 showing a lack of education
be, seem, sound
I wish you wouldn't use that word?it sounds so common.
very | a bit, rather, slightly
I don't like Sandra. She seems a bit common to me.
Random quote: Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.: Napoleon HillLatest queries: cask, squeezable, penthouse, synopsis, edifice, straightforward, medicinal, ejection, all, irritable, shark, obtained, air gun, devote, semolina, bosom, sportswoman, slime, excess, common,