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We accepted the conventional wisdom that this is what restaurant work was like, and we didn’t believe we had agency to change it.

From Eater

The conventional wisdom, based on one view of the fundamentals, was that the company was going the way of Blockbuster.

In the realms of policy and business, 2020 overturned conventional wisdom about what levels of government intervention and stimulus were acceptable to forestall certain disaster.

From Fortune

According to conventional wisdom, the hydrogen atom is bound to one fluorine by a covalent bond and to the other fluorine by a hydrogen bond.

At the time, the conventional wisdom was that delivery companies needed to dominate big, dense cities, where lots of customers live within short distances, to be successful.

From Fortune

Despite conventional wisdom, there are no rewards just for participating.

Conventional wisdom holds that most excessive drinkers are alcohol dependent.

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, there is nothing intrinsically “progressive” about hating suburbs.

At its worst, The Stranger merely recycles the biases, conventional wisdom, and cynical bitterness of inside-the-beltway habitués.

OFA turned conventional wisdom on its head and made it dance.

She made little remarks full of conventional wisdom, and appealed to his judgment on several points as they drove along.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to conventional wisdom, such as: commonplace, lieu commun, locus communis, platitude, and truism.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.