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BANAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does banal mean? 

BANAL (adjective)
  The adjective BANAL has 1 sense:

1. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

  Familiarity information: BANAL used as an adjective is very rare.


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BANAL (adjective)


Sense 1banal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

Synonyms:

banal; trite; timeworn; threadbare; stock; old-hat; hackneyed; shopworn; tired; well-worn; commonplace

Context examples:

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'

Similar:

unoriginal (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual)


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