Nouns (5)

bromide, commonplace, banality, cliche, platitude
n. a trite or obvious remark

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Adjectives (19)

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'"

Fuzzynyms (73)

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"

Synonyms (40)

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

Antonyms (2)

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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