- n conformity with conventional thought and behavior
- n unoriginality as a result of being too conventional
- n orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
- We shun conventionality, but we put on a uniform to do it.
- Once they get their heroine pregnant, they shatter credulity by pulling and tugging to make the crisis of mankind's survival conform to nice-nelly conventionality, sentimental .
- These Britons write about the warperhaps with too much conventionality and decorjum, but at least they don't flee, like so many American fictioneers, from the major experience .
News & Articles
- Does a Spotless or Messy Desk Influence Behavior?
Are you the type who keeps your desk clean and tidy, or are you among the crowd that has a desk that appears disorganized? A new psychological study suggests that both styles have strengths and benefits. Working at a clean and prim desk may promote healthy eating, generosity, and conventionality, according to new research. Then [...]
Aug. 7, 2013 - Psych Central
- Tidy desk or messy desk? Each has its benefits
Working at a clean and prim desk may promote healthy eating, generosity, and conventionality, according to new research. But, the research also shows that a messy desk may confer its own benefits, promoting creative thinking and stimulating new ideas.
Aug. 6, 2013 - Science Daily
- David Guterson in The Age
Neil projects his own alienation on to somebody else so that he doesn't have to carry it in his conscious life,Guterson says. "John is projecting his own will towards conventionality on to Neil." "I started with the question...
- Theodor Adorno in AlterNet (blog)
The pseudo-conservative, Adorno writes, shows "conventionality and authoritarian submissiveness" in his conscious thinking and "violence, anarchic impulses, and chaotic destructiveness in the unconscious sphere. . . . The pseudo conservative...
- Katie Roiphe in Philadelphia Inquirer
In some way, they all felt that "conventionality is deadness," to quote Lady Ottoline Morrell, who was herself what Roiphe describes as "someone with the painful sensitivities of an artist but without the talent."