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  • to be expected; standard
    • common decency
  • 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
  • of low or inferior quality or value
    • of what coarse metal ye are molded- Shakespeare
    • produced...the common cloths used by the poorer population
  • 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
  • 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
  • commonly encountered
    • a common (or familiar) complaint
    • the usual greeting
  • common to or shared by two or more parties
    • a common friend
    • the mutual interests of management and labor
  • 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
  • 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
  • a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    • they went for a walk in the park
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