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Banal vs. Humdrum

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Banaladjective

Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.

Humdrumadjective

Lacking variety or excitement; dull; boring.

Banaladjective

Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.

Humdrumnoun

(uncountable) The quality of lacking variety or excitement.

Banaladjective

obvious and dull;

‘trivial conversation’; ‘commonplace prose’;

Humdrumnoun

A stupid fellow.

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Banaladjective

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'’;

Humdrumadjective

Monotonous; dull; commonplace.

Banaladjective

so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring

‘songs with banal, repeated words’;

Humdrumnoun

A dull fellow; a bore.

Humdrumnoun

Monotonous and tedious routine.

‘Dissatisfied with humdrum.’;

Humdrumnoun

A low cart with three wheels, drawn by one horse.

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Humdrumadjective

not challenging; dull and lacking excitement;

‘an unglamorous job greasing engines’;

Humdrumadjective

tediously repetitious or lacking in variety;

‘a humdrum existence; all work and no play’; ‘nothing is so monotonous as the sea’;

Humdrum

Humdrum is a 1999 British animated comedy short film directed by Peter Peake. It was released in 1998 and produced by Aardman Animations and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film and a BAFTA nomination in the same category.

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