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Relating to the ordinary people - thesaurus

Synonyms

ordinary

adjective

ordinary people are not famous, rich, or powerful

popular

adjective

involving the ordinary people in society, rather than politicians, leaders etc

populist

adjective

representing the interests and opinions of ordinary people

common

adjective

reaching the standard that you normally expect from most ordinary people

private

adjective

with no position in government or public life

demotic

adjective

formal relating to or typical of ordinary people

popular

adjective

suitable for ordinary people rather than experts

commonly

adverb

by most ordinary people

popularly

adverb

by ordinary people, rather than by experts

vox pop

noun

mainly journalism the ideas and opinions of ordinary people on a particular subject, collected by people who make radio and television programmes

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folk

adjective

relating to or based on the beliefs and practices of ordinary people

plebby

adjective

informal typical of, or suitable for, plebs

popularise

a British spelling of popularize

popularize

verb

to make something suitable for ordinary people to understand, use etc

populism

noun

politics that represents the interests and opinions of ordinary people

populist

noun

someone who supports or expresses the interests and opinions of ordinary people

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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