typical - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    like most people or things of the same type

    It’s a typical working-class community.

    fairly typical:

    He’s followed a fairly typical career in teaching.

    typical of:

    The view is fairly typical of people of his generation.

    1. a.
      used about people or things that are exactly like what most people imagine they are like

      He was the typical angry customer.

      This isn’t your typical Chinese restaurant.

  2. 2
    used for saying that someone is behaving in the way that they usually behave

    She responded with typical enthusiasm.

    typical of:

    It was typical of him to want to help.

  3. 3
    mainly spoken used for saying that you are not surprised that something bad has happened

    It’s typical! Just when we might have won, two of our players got injured.

    The show’s been cancelled? Typical!