Synonyms of classic
1 typicalDictionary • This is a classic example of media hype.
typical • such typical schoolgirl pastimes as horse-riding and reading
standard • It was standard practice for them to advise in cases of murder.
regular • The regular method is to take your cutting, and insert it into the compost.
usual • She's smiling her usual, friendly smile.
ideal • She decided I was the ideal person to take over this job.
characteristic • Windmills are a characteristic feature of the landscape.
archetypal • Cricket is the archetypal English game.
exemplary • an exemplary case of how issues of this sort can be resolved
quintessential • Everybody thinks of him as the quintessential New Yorker.
dinki-di (Australian, informal)
2 masterlyDictionary • Aldous Huxley's classic work, The Perennial Philosophy
masterly • He gave a masterly performance.
3 lastingDictionary • These are classic designs which will fit in well anywhere.
lasting • She left a lasting impression on him.
enduring • Their chance meeting was the start of an enduring friendship.
abiding • one of my abiding memories of him
immortal • Wuthering Heights - that immortal love story
undying • Dianne declared her undying love for Sam.
ageless • the ageless oceans
deathless • Sara, my love for you is deathless.
standardDictionary • The album is one of the classics of modern popular music.
standard • systems that were by later standards absurdly primitive
masterpiece • His book is a masterpiece.
prototype • He has built a prototype of a machine called the wave rotor.
paradigm • He was the paradigm of the successful man.
exemplar • They viewed their new building as an exemplar of taste.
model • the Chinese model of economic reform
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abidingAn abiding feeling, memory, or interest is one that you have for a very long time.
• one of my abiding memories of him
agelessIf you describe something as ageless, you mean that it is impossible to tell how old it is, or that it seems to have existed for ever.
• the ageless oceans
archetypalSomeone or something that is archetypal has all the most important characteristics of a particular kind of person or thing and is a perfect example of it.
• Cricket is the archetypal English game.
Thesaurus for classic from the Collins English Thesaurus