ETYM Latin conventionalis: cf. French conventionnel.
1. Conforming with accepted standards; SYN. established.
2. Following accepted customs and proprieties.
3. In accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past.
4. Unimaginative and conformist.
5. (Fine arts) Represented in simplified or symbolic form; SYN. formal, schematic.
6. (Of power and warfare and weaponry) Not nuclear.
ETYM Old Eng. currant, Old Fren. curant, corant, p. pr. of curre, corre, French courre, courir, to run, from Latin currere; perh. akin to Eng. horse. Related to Course, Concur, Courant, Coranto.
Occurring in or belonging to the present time.
1. Smooth and unconstrained in movement; SYN. fluent, fluid, liquid, smooth.
2. Moving smoothly and continuously; SYN. streaming.
3. (Of liquids) Moving freely; SYN. streaming.
1. Artfully persuasive in speech; SYN. glib-tongued, smooth-tongued.
2. Having only superficial plausibility; SYN. pat, slick.
3. Marked by lack of intellectual depth.
ETYM Latin instans, -antis, p. pr. of instare to stand upon, to press upon; pref. in- in, on + stare to stand: cf. French instant. Related to Stand.
In or of the present month; SYN. inst.
ETYM Latin liquidus, from liquere to be fluid or liquid; cf. Skr. rî to ooze, drop, lî to melt.
1. Existing as or have characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow.
2. Clear and bright; SYN. limpid.
3. Filled or brimming with tears; SYN. swimming, watery.
4. Smooth and flowing in quality; entirely free of harshness.
5. Yielding; lacking any hint of hardness.