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Banal vs. Mundane

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Banal

So lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring
Songs with banal, repeated words
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Mundane

In subcultural and fictional uses, a mundane is a person who does not belong to a particular group, according to the members of that group; the implication is that such persons, lacking imagination, are concerned solely with the mundane: the quotidian and ordinary. The term first came into use in science fiction fandom to refer, sometimes deprecatingly, to non-fans; this use of the term antedates 1955.
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Banal

Drearily commonplace and often predictable; trite
“Blunt language cannot hide a banal conception” (James Wolcott).
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Mundane

Lacking interest or excitement; dull
His mundane, humdrum existence
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Banal

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

Of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one
According to the Shinto doctrine, spirits of the dead can act upon the mundane world
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Banal

Relating to a type of feudal jurisdiction or service.
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Mundane

Of, relating to, or typical of this world; secular.
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Banal

Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.
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Mundane

Relating to, characteristic of, or concerned with commonplaces; ordinary.
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Banal

Obvious and dull;
Trivial conversation
Commonplace prose
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Mundane

Worldly, earthly, profane, vulgar as opposed to heavenly.
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Banal

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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Mundane

Pertaining to the Universe, cosmos or physical reality, as opposed to the spiritual world.
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Mundane

Ordinary; not new.
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Mundane

Tedious; repetitive and boring.
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Mundane

An unremarkable, ordinary human being.
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Mundane

A person considered to be "normal", part of the mainstream culture, outside the subculture, not part of the elite group.
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Mundane

A person who is not a Satanist.
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Mundane

The world outside fandom; the normal, mainstream world.
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Mundane

Of or pertaining to the world; worldly, as contrasted with heavenly; earthly; terrestrial; as, the mundane sphere; mundane concerns.
The defilement of mundane passions.
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Mundane

Commonplace; ordinary; banal.
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Mundane

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
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Mundane

Concerned with the world or worldly matters;
Mundane affairs
He developed an immense terrestrial practicality
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Mundane

Belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly;
Not a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind
So terrene a being as himself
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