Stereotypical vs Atypical - What's the difference?

stereotypical | atypical |


As adjectives the difference between stereotypical and atypical

is that stereotypical is pertaining to a stereotype; conventional while atypical is not conforming to the normal type.

As a noun atypical is

(pharmacy) an atypical antipsychotic.

stereotypical

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to a stereotype; conventional
  • banal, commonplace and because of overuse
  • I was disappointed by the ''stereotypical the-butler-did-it ending.

    Derived terms

    * stereotypically

    atypical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not conforming to the normal type.
  • Unusual or irregular.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pharmacy) An atypical antipsychotic.