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commonplace

com·mon·place

commonplace

 
pronunciation:
ka mn pleIs
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unremarkable or ordinary.
Robberies have become commonplace in this neighborhood.She writes about commonplace events but in a style that makes these events fascinating.
synonyms:
common, humdrum, mediocre, ordinary, pedestrian, unremarkable, usual
antonyms:
exotic, marvelous, phenomenal, rare, recherche, special, uncommon, unusual
similar words:
banal, conventional, everyday, mundane, practical, prosaic, routine, simple, undistinguished, unimpressive
definition 2: trite or unoriginal.
The new manager is a nice guy but his ideas for the restaurant are commonplace.
synonyms:
banal, mediocre, ordinary, stock, trite, unoriginal
antonyms:
original
similar words:
cliché, familiar, hackneyed, pedestrian, stale, tired
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a trite or unoriginal saying; platitude.
She's always spouting such commonplaces as "waste not, want not."
synonyms:
banality, bromide, cliché, platitude
antonyms:
profundity
similar words:
axiom, truism
definition 2: something unremarkable or ordinary.
synonyms:
banality
similar words:
cliche, platitude
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derivation: commonplaceness (n.)