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English adjective: received

1. received conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers

SamplesStandard English.
Received standard English is sometimes called the King's English.


Similaracceptable, classical

Domain categorylinguistics


2. received widely accepted as true or worthy

SamplesA received moral idea.
Received political wisdom says not; surveys show otherwise.


Antonymsunconventional, unconventional

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