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banal

ba·nal

banal

 
pronunciation:
beI nl [or] b nael
part of speech: adjective
definition: lacking originality or liveliness; disappointingly ordinary; commonplace; trite.
His whole speech amounted to one banal thought: that people are not all alike.
synonyms:
commonplace, jejune, prosaic, trite, unoriginal
antonyms:
original, provocative
similar words:
cliché, corny, dull, hack, hackneyed, humdrum, insipid, mediocre, mundane, old hat, ordinary, overdone, pedestrian, stale, stock, threadbare, vapid
derivations: banally (adv.), banality (n.)