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banal


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Banal  \Ban"al\,  a.  [F.,  fr  ban  an  ordinance.] 
  Commonplace;  trivial;  hackneyed;  trite. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  banal 
  adj  1:  obvious  and  dull;  "trivial  conversation";  "commonplace 
  prose"  [syn:  {commonplace},  {trivial}] 
  2:  repeated  too  often  overfamiliar  through  overuse;  "bromidic 
  sermons";  "his  remarks  were  trite  and  commonplace"; 
  "hackneyed  phrases";  "a  stock  answer";  "repeating 
  threadbare  jokes";  "parroting  some  timeworn  axiom";  "the 
  trite  metaphor  `hard  as  nails'"  [syn:  {commonplace},  {hackneyed}, 
  {shopworn},  {stock(a)},  {threadbare},  {timeworn},  {tired}, 
  {trite},  {well-worn}] 




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