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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mundane mean? 

MUNDANE (adjective)
  The adjective MUNDANE has 3 senses:

1. found in the ordinary course of events
2. concerned with the world or worldly matters
3. belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly

  Familiarity information: MUNDANE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

MUNDANE (adjective)

Sense 1mundane [BACK TO TOP]


Found in the ordinary course of events


everyday; mundane; quotidian; workaday; unremarkable; routine

Context examples:

a placid everyday scene / it was a routine day / there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute


ordinary (not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree)

Sense 2mundane [BACK TO TOP]


Concerned with the world or worldly matters


mundane; terrestrial

Context examples:

mundane affairs / he developed an immense terrestrial practicality


worldly (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world)

Sense 3mundane [BACK TO TOP]


Belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly


terrene; mundane

Context examples:

not a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind / so terrene a being as himself


earthly (of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven)

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