|part of speech:
||lacking originality or liveliness; disappointingly ordinary; commonplace; trite.
His whole speech amounted to one banal thought: that people are not all alike.
- commonplace, jejune, prosaic, trite, unoriginal
- original, provocative
- similar words:
- cliché, corny, dull, hack, hackneyed, humdrum, insipid, mediocre, mundane, old hat, ordinary, overdone, pedestrian, stale, stock, threadbare, vapid
||innocuous, monotonous, worn
||banally (adv.), banality (n.)