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The ordinary people or person - synonyms and related words



a term used by famous people, especially actors, to refer to people who are not famous

the people


ordinary people who are not members of the government or the upper classes

the general public


ordinary people in society, rather than people who are considered to be important or who belong to a particular group: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

the little people


the ordinary people in a society or organization who have no power



an ordinary person

the grass roots


the ordinary people in a community, country, society, or organization rather than its leaders

the multitude


the ordinary people who have no power or influence

the masses


ordinary people who are not rich or famous. This word usually shows that you think ordinary people are not important or intelligent

lowest common denominator


ordinary people and what interests or entertains them. This expression shows a lack of respect or approval.

the hoi polloi


an insulting word for ordinary people who are not rich or well educated


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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brain fade

a temporary inability to think clearly or remember information

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