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The ordinary people or person - thesaurus

Synonyms

the people

noun

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

the general public

noun

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

noun

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

Everyman

noun

an ordinary person

the grass roots

noun

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

the multitude

noun

formal the ordinary people who have no power or influence

the masses

noun

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

noun

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

the hoi polloi

noun

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

the man/woman/person /on/in the street

an average man/woman/person

civilian

noun

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

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an ordinary/average/regular Joe

mainly Americanspoken an ordinary man

the boy/girl next door

a young man or woman who is the type of ordinary, friendly person that people like

commoner

noun

someone who does not belong to a royal or noble family

Joe Bloggs

noun

Britishspoken a name used for referring to a typical ordinary person

Joe Public

noun

British a name used for representing ordinary average people in general

the mainstream

noun

ideas, methods, or people that are considered ordinary or normal and accepted by most people

mortal

noun

informal an ordinary person who is not especially successful, intelligent, rich etc

pleb

noun

Britishinformal an insulting word for an ordinary person. This word shows that the speaker thinks ordinary people are not important or intelligent.

the reasonable man

noun

the reasonable person

the reasonable person

noun

a hypothetical person used by lawyers to represent an average person

the ruck

noun

ordinary people or situations

the salt of the earth

an ordinary person who is respected because they are honest and good

Tom, Dick, and Harry

informal any or every ordinary person rather than people who you choose or people who can provide what you need

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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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