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banal

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1 lacking in qualities that make for spirit and character

  • unlike their early work, the band's latest offering is banal and uninspiring
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insipid, vapid, flat, jejune, banal, inane mean devoid of qualities that make for spirit and character. insipid implies a lack of sufficient taste or savor to please or interest.
    • an insipid romance with platitudes on every page
vapid suggests a lack of liveliness, force, or spirit.
    • an exciting story given a vapid treatment
flat applies to things that have lost their sparkle or zest.
    • although well-regarded in its day, the novel now seems flat
jejune suggests a lack of rewarding or satisfying substance.
    • a jejune and gassy speech
banal stresses the complete absence of freshness, novelty, or immediacy.
    • a banal tale of unrequited love
inane implies a lack of any significant or convincing quality.
    • an inane interpretation of the play

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