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Adjective: commonplace  'kó-mun,pleys
  1. Completely ordinary and unremarkable
    "air travel has now become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities"
     
  2. Not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
    - humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous [Brit, non-standard], mundane
     
  3. Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    "his remarks were trite and commonplace";
    - banal, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn [N. Amer], stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn, shop-soiled [Brit]
Noun: commonplace  'kó-mun,pleys
  1. A trite or obvious remark
    - platitude, cliché, banality, bromide

Derived forms: commonplaces

See also: cornball [N. Amer], ordinary, unexciting, unoriginal

Type of: comment, input, remark, truism

Encyclopedia: Commonplace