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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.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||banal [BACK TO TOP]|
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'
unoriginal (not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual)
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