Definition of conventionality noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˌvenʃəˈnæləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˌvenʃəˈnæləti//
    jump to other results
  1. 1(often disapproving) the tendency to follow what is done or considered acceptable by society in general; the quality of being normal and ordinary, and perhaps not very interesting They refused the conventionality of bourgeois life, and worked among artists and poets. opposite unconventionality
  2. 2the fact of following what is traditional or the way that something has been done for a long time a distinctive combination of conventionality and modernity opposite unconventionality