banality


ba·nal·i·ty

noun \bə-ˈna-lə-tē, bā-, also ba-\

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

: the quality of being ordinary or banal

plural ba·nal·i·ties

Full Definition of BANALITY

1
:  something banal :  commonplace
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.

First Known Use of BANALITY

1861

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