AskDefine | Define ordinarily

Dictionary Definition

ordinarily adv : under normal conditions; "usually she was late" [syn: normally, usually, unremarkably, commonly] [ant: unusually]

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  1. usually or as a general rule
    • Ordinarily I go to the match on a Saturday
  2. in the usual manner
    • The man was ordinarily dressed

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

again and again, all in all, all things considered, altogether, as a rule, as a whole, as an approximation, as per usual, as things go, as usual, at large, broadly, broadly speaking, by and large, chiefly, commonly, commonplacely, customarily, frequently, generally, generally speaking, habitually, in general, in many instances, mainly, many a time, many times, matter-of-factly, most often, mostly, naturally, normally, normatively, not infrequently, not seldom, oft, often, often enough, oftentimes, ofttimes, on balance, on the whole, overall, plainly, predominantly, prescriptively, prevailingly, prosaically, regularly, repeatedly, roughly, roughly speaking, routinely, simply, speaking generally, to be expected, typically, unseldom, usually, whenever you wish
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