banality

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

Definition of banality

plural

banalities

  1. 1 :  something that lacks originality, freshness, or novelty :  something banal :  commonplace

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of lacking new or interesting qualities :  the quality or state of being banal

Examples of banality in a sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of banality

see banal


First Known Use: 1821


BANALITY Defined for English Language Learners

banality

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

Definition of banality for English Language Learners

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

  • : the quality of being ordinary or banal



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