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commonness

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acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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Correct spelling:
dormant
Definition:
Sleeping: at rest: not used: in a sleeping posture: ( arch.) leaning.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
dormant, hibernating, inactive, torpid.
asleep
napping, out, somnolent, Resting, taking forty winks, sleeping, slumbering, out of it, in repose, out like a light, sacked out, out cold, catching some zzz's, flaked out, getting shut-eye, in dreamland, on the kip.
inactive
indolent, jobless, sleepy, unemployed, Snail-paced, unworking, fallow, idle, inactive, inoperative, latent, lethargic, lifeless, motionless, out of action, out of service, quiescent, sedentary, stationary, still, supine, unmoving, mothballed, on hold, do nothing, draggy, in holding pattern, low key.
inactive; sleeping
abeyant, asleep, comatose, down, fallow, hibernating, inert, inoperative, latent, lethargic, lurking, out of action, passive, potential, quiescent, slack, sluggish, slumbering, smoldering, suspended, torpid, sidelined, on the shelf, closed down, prepatent.
inert
apathetic, catatonic, comatose, idle, immobile, inactive, inanimate, inert, insensible, languid, languorous, lethargic, lifeless, listless, motionless, paralytic, passive, sedentary, sluggard, sluggish, stagnant, static, stationary, still, vegetative, Reposing, unreactive.
latent
abeyant.
lethargic
laggard, sleepyhead, stretchy, wimpy, hebetudinous, having spring fever, laid back, snoozy.
motionless
becalmed, calm, dead, fixed, quiet, sleeping, standing, tranquil, unmoving, Resting, idle, immobile, inactive, inert, languid, motionless, stagnant, static, stationary, still, vegetative.
passive
recessive.
possible
hypothetical, imaginable, potential, within reach, doable, realizable, snapper, cincher, no sweat, can do.
promising
potential.
recessive
recessive, regressive.
slack
fainéant, behindhand, slow-moving, easy going, easy-going, asleep on job, asleep on the job, not busy.
stuporous
stuporous.
noun
dormant
asleep, hibernating, inactive, quiescent, torpid.
inactive
idle, immobile, in abeyance, inactive, inert, inoperative, latent, suspended.
sleeping
somnolent.
Examples of usage:
  1. All these reptiles were of course dormant and insensible, and were easily destroyed. – Stories of New Jersey by Frank Richard Stockton
  2. 9. Speech on a Bill to quiet the Possessions of the Subject against Dormant Claims of the Church. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. It was not the least of his punishment that, deep down in his heart, he had the firm conviction that despite her assertions to the contrary, love was lying dormant in her. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  4. He has also found that dormant buds of last year's growth give better results than buds of the current season. – The Pecan and its Culture by H. Harold Hume
  5. Cutting is best done during the winter when the trees are dormant. – The School Book of Forestry by Charles Lathrop Pack

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