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HO-HUM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ho-hum mean? 

HO-HUM (adjective)
  The adjective HO-HUM has 1 sense:

1. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

  Familiarity information: HO-HUM used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HO-HUM (adjective)


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Meaning:

So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

Synonyms:

boring; deadening; ho-hum; irksome; tedious; tiresome; wearisome; dull; slow

Context examples:

a boring evening with uninteresting people / the deadening effect of some routine tasks / a dull play / his competent but dull performance / a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention / what an irksome task the writing of long letters is / tedious days on the train / the tiresome chirping of a cricket / other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

Similar:

uninteresting (arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement)


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