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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Banality  \Ba*nal"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Banalities}.  [F.  banalit['e]. 
  See  {Banal}.] 
  Something  commonplace,  hackneyed,  or  trivial;  the 
  commonplace,  in  speech. 
 
  The  highest  things  were  thus  brought  down  to  the 
  banalities  of  discourse.  --J.  Morley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  banality 
  n  :  a  trite  or  obvious  remark  [syn:  {platitude},  {cliche},  {commonplace}, 
  {bromide}] 




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