adjective mun·dane \ˌmən-ˈdān, ˈmən-ˌ\

: dull and ordinary

: relating to ordinary life on earth rather than to spiritual things

Full Definition of MUNDANE

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of the world
:  characterized by the practical, transitory, and ordinary :  commonplace <the mundane concerns of day-to-day life>
mun·dane·ly adverb
mun·dane·ness \-ˈdān-nəs, -ˌdān-\ noun
mun·dan·i·ty \ˌmən-ˈdā-nə-tē\ noun

Examples of MUNDANE

  1. mundane chores, like washing dishes
  2. They lead a pretty mundane life.
  3. prayer and meditation helped her put her mundane worries aside
  4. On him, a mundane navy blazer looked like an Armani dinner jacket; around him, a dusky locker room became the chandeliered lobby of the Savoy. —Curry Kirkpatrick, ESPN, 19 Mar. 2001

Origin of MUNDANE

Middle English mondeyne, from Anglo-French mundain, from Late Latin mundanus, from Latin mundus world
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of MUNDANE

earthly, worldly, mundane mean belonging to or characteristic of the earth. earthly often implies a contrast with what is heavenly or spiritual <abandoned earthly concerns and entered a convent>. worldly and mundane both imply a relation to the immediate concerns and activities of human beings, worldly suggesting tangible personal gain or gratification <worldly goods> and mundane suggesting reference to the immediate and practical <a mundane discussion of finances>.
MUNDANE Defined for Kids


adjective mun·dane \ˌmən-ˈdān, ˈmən-ˌdān\

Definition of MUNDANE for Kids

:  dull and ordinary <I helped with mundane tasks, like doing dishes.>
:  relating to ordinary life on earth rather than spiritual things


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