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commonplace

noun

1 commonplace

A trite or obvious remark.

synonyms: banality, bromide, cliche, platitude.

Dutch: algemeenheid, alledaagsheid, banaliteit, cliché, gemeenplaats, open deur, platitude, sjablone, sjabloon
Polish: banał, formułka, frazeologia, frazes, komunał, liczman, oczywistość, ogólnik, oklepanka, slogan



adjective

1 commonplace

Completely ordinary and unremarkable.

Roget 643: unimportant; of little account, of small account, of no account, of little importance, of no importance etc. 642; immaterial; unessential, nonessential; indifferent.    subordinate etc. ... show more

Roget 29: mean, intermediate; middle etc. 68; average; neutral.    mediocre, middle-class; commonplace etc. (unimportant) 643.    ... show more

2 commonplace

Not challenging; dull and lacking excitement.

synonyms: humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous.

Roget 576: plain, simple; unornamented, unadorned, unvarnished; homely, homespun; neat; severe, chaste, pure, Saxon; commonplace, ... show more

Roget 843: dull, dull as ditch water; unentertaining, uninteresting, flat, dry as dust; unfunny, unlively, logy [U.S.]; unimaginative; insulse; dry as dust; prosy, prosing, ... show more

3 commonplace

Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse:
— His remarks were trite and commonplace.

synonyms: banal, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn.

Roget 613: habitual; accustomary; prescriptive, accustomed etc. v.; of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence; consuetudinary; wonted, usual, general, ordinary, ... show more

Roget 490: knowing etc. v.; cognitive; acroamatic.    aware of, cognizant of, conscious of; acquainted with, made acquainted with; privy to, no stranger to; au fait with, au courant; ... show more

Polish: banalny


Moby thesaurus: Attic, Babbittish, Philistine, Spartan, abstraction, accustomed, ascetic, austere, average, back-number, bald, banal, banality, bare, baseborn, below the salt, bewhiskered, bourgeois, bromide, bromidic ... show more.

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