Synonyms and related words:
banalness, bromide, chestnut, cliche, commonness, commonplace, commonplace expression, commonplaceness, corn, corniness, familiar tune, familiarness, fustiness, hackneyed saying, hackneyedness, lieu commun, locus communis, mustiness, old joke, old saw, old song, old story, platitude, platitudinousness, prosaicism, prosaism, prose, reiteration, retold story, rubber stamp, shibboleth, squareness, staleness, stereotyped saying, tag, trite saying, triteness, triticism, truism, twice-told tale, unoriginality

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  • banality — banal ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tediously unoriginal or ordinary. DERIVATIVES banality noun (pl. banalities) banally adverb. ORIGIN originally meaning «compulsory», hence «common»: from French ban proclamation, summons …   English terms dictionary

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  • banality — ba·nal·i·ty (bə nălʹĭ tē, bā ) n. pl. ba·nal·i·ties 1. The condition or quality of being banal; triviality. 2. Something that is trite, obvious, or predictable; a commonplace. * * * …   Universalium

  • banality — noun /bəˈnælɨti,beɪˈnælɨti/ a) The quality of being banal. b) Something which is banal. See Also: banal …   Wiktionary

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