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bromide, commonplace, banality, cliche, platitude
n. a trite or obvious remark
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commonplace, normal
adj. conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events"
unglamourous, unglamorous, prosaic, humdrum, commonplace
adj. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines"
commonplace
adj. completely ordinary and unremarkable; "air travel has now become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities"
well-worn, old-hat, stock, trite, tired, timeworn, threadbare, shopworn, hackneyed, commonplace, banal
adj. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
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monotony
n. constancy of tone or pitch or inflection
tedium, ennui, boredom
n. the feeling of being bored by something tedious
accustomed
adj. (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to; "accustomed to doing her own work"; "I've grown accustomed to her face"
aware, cognisant, cognizant
adj. (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"
frequent
adj. frequently encountered; "a frequent (or common) error is using the transitive verb `lay' for the intransitive `lie'";
familiar
adj. within normal everyday experience; common and ordinary; not strange; "familiar ordinary objects found in every home"; "a familiar everyday scene"; "a familiar excuse"; "a day like any other filled with familiar duties and experiences"
repeated, recurrent, perennial
adj. recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"
repeated, recurrent, perennial
adj. recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"
conventional
adj. following accepted customs and proprieties; "conventional wisdom"; "she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior"; "conventional forms of address"
received
adj. widely accepted as true or worthy; "a received moral idea"; "Received political wisdom says not; surveys show otherwise"- Economist
unimaginative, stereotypical, stereotypic, stereotyped
adj. lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality; "stereotyped phrases of condolence"; "even his profanity was unimaginative"
side by side
adj. closely related or associated; "a city in which communism and democracy had to live side by side"
wearying, wearing, tiring, exhausting
adj. producing exhaustion; "an exhausting march"; "the visit was especially wearing"
matter-of-fact, prosaic
adj. not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and unimaginative essay"
conventional, ceremonious
adj. rigidly formal or bound by convention; "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"
knockabout
adj. suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car"
unstudied, familiar
adj. "lectured in a familiar style"
frequent
adj. coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"
musty, mouldy, moldy
adj. covered with or smelling of mold; "moldy bread"; "a moldy (or musty) odor"
genial, cordial, amiable, affable
adj. diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
friendly
adj. easy to understand or use; "user-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"
undistinguished, insignificant
adj. not worthy of notice
conversant
adj. well informed about or familiar with; usu followed by "with": "conversant with business trends"
uninteresting
adj. arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"
ho-hum, wearisome, tiresome, tedious, slow, irksome, dull, deadening, boring
adj. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
prosy, earthbound, prosaic, pedestrian
adj. lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"
prosy, earthbound, prosaic, pedestrian
adj. lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"
habitual
adj. made a norm or custom or habit; "his habitual practice was to eat an early supper"; "her habitual neatness"
common
adj. to be expected; standard; "common decency"
ready-made, cliched
adj. repeated regularly without thought or originality; "ready-made phrases"
habitual, routine
adj. occurring at fixed times or predictable intervals; "made her routine trip to the store"
average, normal
adj. conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events"
typical
adj. conforming to a type; "the typical (or normal) American"; "typical teenage behavior"
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placid, quiet
adj. without untoward incident or disruption: "a placid existence"; "quiet times"
tame
adj. flat and uninspiring
middling, mediocre, fair, average
adj. lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"
nondescript, characterless
adj. lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting; "women dressed in nondescript clothes"; "a nondescript novel"
common
adj. to be expected; standard; "common decency"
workaday, unremarkable, routine, quotidian, mundane, everyday
adj. found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
so-so, indifferent
adj. being neither good nor bad; "an indifferent performance"; "a gifted painter but an indifferent actor"; "her work at the office is passable"; "a so-so golfer"; "feeling only so-so"; "prepared a tolerable dinner"; "a tolerable working knowledge of French"
mine run, run-of-the-mine, run-of-the-mill, unexceptional
adj. not special in any way; "run-of-the-mill boxing"; "your run-of-the-mine college graduate"; "a unexceptional an incident as can be found in a lawyer's career"
adapted
adj. changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose; "seeds precisely adapted to the area"; "instructions altered to suit the children's different ages"
platitudinal, bromidic, platitudinous, corny
adj. dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality; "bromidic sermons"
ready-made, cliched
adj. repeated regularly without thought or originality; "ready-made phrases"
copied, imitative
adj. marked by or given to imitation; "acting is an imitative art"; "man is an imitative being"
derived, derivative
adj. resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style"
duplicate
adj. identically copied from an original; "a duplicate key"
moth-eaten, dusty, stale, cold
adj. lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; "moth-eaten theories about race"; "stale news"
slavish
adj. blindly imitative; "a slavish copy of the original"
traced
adj. derived by copying something else; especially by following lines seen through a transparent sheet
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fresh
adj. recently made, produced, or harvested; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce"
original
adj. being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; "a truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"
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