What is the opposite of special?

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Adjective
Opposite of distinguished by a unique attribute
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“If you were to ask me, my most objective view would be that this unremarkable creature is as common as a garden snail.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by something exceptional or beyond ordinary
“From the beginning, it was apparent that she was not an ordinary child.”
Adjective
Opposite of something or someone that is beloved
“Because of the affair, you have become irrelevant to me.”
Adjective
Opposite of bearing exclusiveness
“Once payment has been accepted, you will then get unrestricted access to all the facilities at this gym.”
Adjective
Opposite of something precise or exact
“We cannot let you through because you have provided improper documents to verify your identity.”
Adjective
Opposite of of being a once-off event or situation
“A recurring problem at the park was the amount of litter that would accumulate each day.”
Adjective
Opposite of distinct or special to a specific individual, thing or circumstance
“The basic concept applies to a general class of operator equations and general discretization methods.”
Adjective
Opposite of exceptionally good
“The public defence system which provides legal advice for those who can't afford it is notorious for its abysmal standards.”
Adjective
Opposite of distinctive or distinguishing of a particular person, place, or thing
Adjective
Opposite of having better than average ability or skill
“Bernard is a mediocre tennis player at best, who shows a lack of passion and effort on the court.”
Adjective
Opposite of regarded with deep and special affection
“Duck was Amelie's nonpreferred choice of protein, yet, despite her objections, her friends still ordered the dish.”
Adjective
Opposite of bearing good value, worth or reliability
“I will tell you in good faith, Sir, that this is a worthless investment, and your money is better spent elsewhere.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to the showing or giving of preference
Adjective
Opposite of very fine in quality or luxurious
Adjective
Opposite of chief in size or importance
“The point that you are trying to get across is of trivial importance and frankly, not worth our time.”
Adjective
Opposite of preferred to all others of the same kind
Adjective
Opposite of specifically identified to the exclusion of anything else
“My five-in-one pressure cooker enables me to cook in multiple ways.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an air of class or luxury, especially due to being costly
“We are in a cheap restaurant in a middle-of-nowhere town in Nevada that just happens to have one, unassailable attraction.”
Adjective
Opposite of inspiring or feeling hope and optimism
Adjective
Opposite of steadfast and constant, especially of relationships
“Saying that you are sorry and meaning it is the first step to healing a broken relationship.”
Adjective
Opposite of characteristic of a particular person or thing
“That is an atypical location to find this breed of snake, as it usually thrives in warmer conditions.”
Adjective
Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Adjective
Opposite of on very affectionate or intimate terms
“My daughter and I have sadly become rather distant in recent years.”
Adjective
(sociable) Opposite of being a single, sole or solitary member a kind, type, or class
Adjective
(combined) Opposite of being a single, sole or solitary member a kind, type, or class
“The combined group of more than six thousand brokers will control about thirty percent of the market.”
Adjective
Opposite of only used by or consisting of a privileged group
“Impaired judgment may take the form of diminished concern for the future, increased risk-taking, unrestrained drinking of alcohol, and indiscriminate selection of food.”
Adjective
Opposite of denoting increased dedication on an individual level toward an issue or cause
“This issue is trivial and hardly worth more than my marginal attention.”
Adjective
Opposite of being so low in cost as to resemble being free of charge
Adjective
Opposite of denoting a high degree of seriousness
“This is a frivolous matter which can be ignored.”
Adjective
Opposite of sophisticated in a way that is intended to impress
“I just need some plain utensils for everyday use.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or giving an atmosphere
Adjective
Opposite of privately owned and not for general or public use
“The amenities outside are meant for public use.”
Adjective
Opposite of rare or without equal
“Only one other player has a record equivalent to his.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of denoting a close or intimate relationship
“Our relationship is strictly professional and, to be honest, frankly impersonal in nature.”
Pronoun
(colloquial, often with really or quite) Opposite of somebody or something who is superlative in some way
“He loves to intimidate by puffing himself up but he's really nothing but a powerless wimp with an inferiority complex.”
Noun
Opposite of an item or story published or broadcast by only one source
“I clicked on the catchy headline, but the content turned out to be a nonstory.”
Noun
Opposite of something sold at a loss
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