Examples of monotonous in a Sentence
- Altogether, millions of mostly obscure entries in the public record offer details of a forced labor system of monotonous enormity. —Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name, 2008
- At times, the grayness of the place was consumed by its own monotonous noise, of bars clanging, of inmates being led through the corridors, of guards yelling out orders … —Benjamin Weiser, New York Times Magazine, 6 Aug. 2000
- The monotonous chant of the indoctrinated, ideologically armored from head to foot … —Philip Roth, American Pastoral, 1997
- The crickets stridulated their everlasting monotonous meaningful note. —John Updike, The Witches of Eastwick, 1984
the lecturer's monotonous delivery threatened to put us to sleep
Recent Examples of monotonous from the Web
Financed by donors and painted by the artist and Detroit native known as Wyland, the mural depicts a pod of humpback whales in monotonous shades of blue, black and gray.
The menu, while pretty good, repeats every week or two and does get monotonous, Acaba said.
Francis fulfilled his role at the funeral on Thursday with a grim expression, reading the traditional liturgy for a cardinal’s funerary mass in monotonous Latin.
When the Celtics are on the road, Ainge sits next to Hayward in the weight room at the club’s headquarters in Waltham, distracting him from monotonous calf raises.
The landscape is monotonous — a flat and almost ghostly expanse of scrubby desert whose most impressive feature is the tenacity of the flora, fauna and human beings who survive there.
Virtual Rooms As anyone who has suffered through a monotonous conference call can attest, audio alone is not the best form of communication.
The downtown was cluttered, and the outer districts were filled with nearly identical buildings, the monotonous result of building associations that bought up large tracts of land and built cookie-cutter houses.
Poring over pictures of Manafort reveals a whole bunch of black and blue suits, a revolving carousel of monotonous corporate rich-guy style.
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Origin and Etymology of monotonous
First Known Use: 1776See Words from the same year
Synonymsarid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, boring, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
Antonymsabsorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting
Related Wordsaseptic, barren, blah, dullish, pleasureless, prosaic, prosy, soggy, spiritless; blank, earthbound, gray (also grey), inanimate, pallid, pedantic, sterile, suspenseless, undramatic, uneventful, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular; annoying, bothersome, irksome, irritating; longsome; palling; draining, enervating, exhausting, fatiguing, wearing; debilitating, enfeebling; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting; common, commonplace, ordinary, tepid, unexceptional, unsurprising, vapid; cumbersome, lumbering, plodding, poky (or pokey)
Near Antonymsamazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous (or marvellous), sensational, spectacular, surprising, wonderful, wondrous; animating, breathtaking, electrifying, energizing, enlivening, exciting, exhilarating, galvanizing, hair-raising, inspiring, invigorating, rip-roaring, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling; amusing, diverting, entertaining; moving, poignant, touching; alluring, attracting, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, captivating, charming, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating; mesmerizing, spellbinding; suspenseful; arresting, provocative, tantalizing
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