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banal

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Adjective
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ba=nal

CIDE DICTIONARY

banala. [F., fr. ban an ordinance.].
     Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

banal, adj. trite, feeble, commonplace.

Derivative
banality n. (pl. -ies). banally adv.
Etymology
orig. in sense 'compulsory', hence 'common to all', f. F f. ban (as BAN)

THESAURUS

banal

asinine, average, back-number, bewhiskered, bland, bromidic, central, cliched, common, commonplace, corny, cut-and-dried, everyday, fade, familiar, fatuous, flat, fusty, hackney, hackneyed, hoary, humdrum, intermediary, intermediate, jejune, mean, medial, median, mediocre, medium, middle-of-the-road, middling, milk-and-water, moderate, moth-eaten, musty, namby-pamby, normal, old, old hat, ordinary, pedestrian, petty, platitudinous, routine, sapless, set, silly, simple, square, stale, standard, stereotyped, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, trivial, truistic, unimaginative, unoriginal, usual, vapid, warmed-over, waterish, watery, well-known, well-worn, wishy-washy, worn, worn thin

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