adjective \kwō-ˈti-dē-ən\

: ordinary or very common

: done each day

Full Definition of QUOTIDIAN

:  occurring every day <quotidian fever>
a :  belonging to each day :  everyday <quotidian routine>
b :  commonplace, ordinary <quotidian drabness>
quotidian noun

Examples of QUOTIDIAN

  1. <not content with the quotidian quarrels that other couples had, they had rows that shook the entire neighborhood>
  2. <plagued by a quotidian coughing fit, the result of years of smoking>


Middle English cotidian, from Anglo-French, from Latin quotidianus, cotidianus, from quotidie every day, from quot (as) many as + dies day — more at deity
First Known Use: 14th century


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