One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a typical example of 1930s art deco’
representative, classic, quintessential, archetypal, model, prototypical, stereotypical
distinctive, distinguishing, particular
atypical, unusual, abnormal
2‘the 30th of June had been a fairly typical day’
normal, average, ordinary, standard, regular, routine, run-of-the-mill, stock, orthodox, conventional, predictable, unsurprising, unremarkable, unexceptional
exceptional, unusual, atypical
3‘it's typical of him to forget to tell me’
characteristic, in character, in keeping, to be expected, usual, normal, par for the course, predictable, true to form, true to type
informal … all over
uncharacteristic, out of keeping
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