There is an ordinariness, an indistinctness, a generalization, not even to be found in a flock of sheep.
And withal, the ordinariness and the midland gumption of the scene were shot through with the bright exotic rays of romance!
He tried to take Tump's appearance casually; he tried to maintain an air of ordinariness.
Mr. Hazlewood had carried with him a wonderful assurance of ordinariness.
early 15c., "belonging to the usual order or course," from Old French ordinarie "ordinary, usual" and directly from Latin ordinarius "customary, regular, usual, orderly," from ordo (genitive ordinis) "order" (see order (n.)). Its various noun usages, dating to late 14c. and common until 19c., now largely extinct except in out of the ordinary (1893). In British education, Ordinary level (abbrev. O level), "lowest of the three levels of General Certificate of Education," is attested from 1947. Related: Ordinarily.