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Synonyms for nonstandardˈnɒnˈstæn dərd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nonstandard(adj)

    not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community

    "a nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups"; "the common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech"- A.R.Dunlap

    standard, criterional, basic, standardized, canonic, regular, received, classical, textbook, regulation, classic, modular, standardised, authoritative, acceptable, stock, definitive, casebook, canonical, criterial

  2. nonstandard(adj)

    varying from or not adhering to a standard

    "nonstandard windows"; "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"; "nonstandard lengths of board"

    authoritative, criterial, criterional, textbook, standardised, standardized, classical, casebook, stock, standard, received, regular, definitive, canonic, regulation, modular, classic, canonical, acceptable, basic

  3. nonstandard(adj)

    not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence

    "a nonstandard text"

    received, standard, stock, authoritative, criterional, classical, basic, textbook, classic, modular, regular, standardized, regulation, casebook, acceptable, canonic, definitive, criterial, standardised, canonical

Editors Contribution

  1. atypical

    not typical or standard

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

non-standard, unconventional, atypical, non-conventional


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