Examples of mundane in a Sentence
- 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
- How did our ancestors pass from the mundane activity of counting to the concept of 'number' in the abstract, devoid of any particular collection of objects to label? —John D. Barrow, Pi in the Sky, 1992
- They decided on buttock tattoos, rather than the more mundane engagement ring, because a tattoo is permanent. You can always pawn a ring. —Mike Royko, Chicago Tribune, 25 Aug. 1988
- The day began with the mundane business of getting my white chiffon dress shortened … —Lady Bird Johnson, January 14, 1964, in A White House Diary, 1970
mundane chores, like washing dishes
They lead a pretty mundane life.
prayer and meditation helped her put her mundane worries aside
Recent Examples of mundane from the Web
Makki and others said their fears range from the mundane to the existential.
And while figuring out mundane things like what to eat and where to live, there’s still baseball to be played.
The final play of the second quarter was one of few dramatic episodes that transpired Saturday, offering a cliffhanger moment in an otherwise mundane affair.
The most mundane office staple becomes an object of desire.
Then there is people like us who see artificial intelligence as much more mundane, around optimizing enterprise profitability -- that part of the business is going to flourish commercially in the next 2-5 years.
Jobs most at risk from automation include those that rely on mundane tasks.
The mundane domestic things that often annoy regular people are cherished by people like me.
Hillary shows a charming generosity in sharing her inner thoughts and the mundane details of her life, like what her bedroom looks like.
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Origin and Etymology of mundane
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymseveryday, nitty-gritty, prosaic, terrestrial, workaday
Antonymsheavenly, nontemporal, unearthly, unworldly
Related Wordsearthly, temporal, worldly; average, common, commonplace, customary, familiar, garden, generic, normal, ordinary, plain, popular, routine, run-of-the-mill, run-of-the-mine (or run-of-mine), standard, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual; frequent, habitual, regular; expected, predictable
Near Antonymshigh-minded, lofty, noble, sublime; aberrant, abnormal, atypical; exceptional, extraordinary, freak, peculiar, phenomenal, rare, singular, special, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted; bizarre, curious, far-out, funny, odd, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, quaint, quirky, remarkable, screwy, strange, weird, wild
Synonym Discussion of mundane
- abandoned earthly concerns and entered a convent
- worldly goods
- a mundane discussion of finances
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Definition of mundane for Students
- I helped with mundane tasks, like doing dishes.
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