humdrum


hum·drum

adjective \ˈhəm-ˌdrəm\

: not interesting : dull, boring, and ordinary

Full Definition of HUMDRUM

humdrum noun

Examples of HUMDRUM

  1. She liked the movie, but I thought it was humdrum.
  2. another humdrum day at the office

Origin of HUMDRUM

reduplication of hum
First Known Use: 1553

Related to HUMDRUM

Synonyms
arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, boring, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
Antonyms
absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting

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