Synonyms & Antonyms of mundane

2 having to do with life on earth especially as opposed to that in heaven
  • a period for reflection and penitence, when spiritual concerns should take precedence over those that are mundane

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How is the word mundane distinct from other similar adjectives?

The words earthly and worldly are common synonyms of mundane. While all three words mean "belonging to or characteristic of the earth," mundane suggests reference to the immediate and practical.

a mundane discussion of finances

In what contexts can earthly take the place of mundane?

While in some cases nearly identical to mundane, earthly often implies a contrast with what is heavenly or spiritual.

abandoned earthly concerns and entered a convent

How are the words worldly and mundane related?

Worldly and mundane both imply a relation to the immediate concerns and activities of human beings, worldly suggesting tangible personal gain or gratification.

worldly goods

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The first known use of mundane was in the 15th century

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“Mundane.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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