What is the difference between conventional and traditional?
My grandfather used to live a conventional/traditional life.
Conventional: refers to what is generally expected by people based on what is common, at a specific time, in a specific culture.
Traditional: refers to customs and usages that have been handed down from past generations to present time.
For example, if you were getting married, a “traditional” wedding dress based on someone’s culture might red, but in the U.S., a “conventional” dress is floor-length and white.
Also, families can have traditions. In a conventional Thankgiving dinner in the U.S., you have turkey, cranberry sause, stuffing, mashed potatoes.
Your grandfather may have lived both a traditional and a conventional life!!