We need to document a set of data processing rules. One of the rule is: "when the default style is changed, all items that have not yet been customized automatically receive these changes".

In a certain context, we need to use a phrase like: "changes to default style automatically propagate to un-customized items".

Is "un-customized" a valid word?

The antonyms dictionary we use lists "ready-made"; is "changes to default style automatically propagate to ready-made items" a valid phrase (it doesn't look like it is) ?.

  • more elaboration ... more example sentences may be helpful
    – lbf
    Feb 13, 2018 at 14:21
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    The opposite of ready-made is bespoke (UK, but growing use in US) or custom-made (US). It can really only refer to actual things like clothing or houses.
    – KarlG
    Feb 13, 2018 at 14:23
  • Aren't all unchanged settings just other defaults?
    – KarlG
    Feb 13, 2018 at 14:25

2 Answers 2


"non-customized" is the right antonym.

There are other words you might use such as "generic" or "all-encompassing" but "non-customized" is the right antonym.


In many contexts, off-the-peg or off the shelf would be appropriate. In this, I think unmodified or unedited might be pithier.

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