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banality

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noun ba·nal·i·ty \bə-ˈna-lə-tē, bā-, also ba-\

Simple Definition of banality

  • : something that is boring or ordinary; especially : an uninteresting statement : a banal remark

  • : the quality of being ordinary or banal

Full Definition of banality

plural ba·nal·i·ties

  1. 1 :  something banal :  commonplace

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being banal

Examples of banality

  1. The trip offers an escape from the banalities of daily life.

  2. We exchanged banalities about the weather.

  3. The writing never rose above banality.



1861

First Known Use of banality

1861



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