- in accordance with an accepted manner, model, or tradition.
- (of figurative art) represented in a generalized or simplified manner.
Origin of conventional
Examples from the Web for conventionalist
He would have been a conventionalist and epicurean, unless he had been a seer.
The son of a Conventionalist who had not favored the King's death.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
It was evident John Grier's act was thought by the conventionalist to be a wicked blunder.Carnac's Folly, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Romme (brother of the Conventionalist, principal author of the Calendar) laid the foundations of our very important science.The Sea|Jules Michelet
You're only a conventionalist, like everybody else—you're not a moralist.Sally Bishop|E. Temple Thurston
British Dictionary definitions for conventionalist
Word Origin and History for conventionalist
late 15c., "of the nature of an agreement," from Late Latin conventionalis "pertaining to convention or agreement," from Latin conventionem (see convention). Meaning "of the nature of a convention" is from 1812, now rare; "established by social convention" is from 1761; that of "following tradition" is from 1831; that of "non-nuclear" is from 1955. Realted: Conventionality; conventionally.