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1. banal

adjective. ['bəˈnɑːl'] repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse.

Synonyms

  • hackneyed
  • unoriginal
  • stock
  • shopworn
  • timeworn
  • trite
  • old-hat
  • threadbare
  • commonplace
  • tired

Antonyms

  • new
  • fresh
  • creative
  • unoriginality

Etymology

  • bannal (French)
  • bannalis (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word banal


1. Adjective
Even the most banal tasks will feel special.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Most poisoning symptoms overlap with a litany of other conditions, some banal, some serious.

Quotes containing the word banal


1. Music is as integral to me as my own DNA. My life has become a continual soundtrack, with music underscoring the most powerful and even the most banal moments of my life.
- Danielle de Niese

2. LAW 4 Always Say Less Than Necessary When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.
- Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

3. Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.
- Guy Debord

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