monotony, humdrum, sameness(noun)
the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
"he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work"; "he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners"; "he hated the sameness of the food the college served"
constancy of tone or pitch or inflection
Tedium as a result of repetition or a lack of variety.
The property of a monotonic function.
The quality of having an unvarying tone or pitch.
Origin: From the post-Classical monotonia and its etymon the ; compare the monotonie and the monotonia, as well as the later monotone.
a frequent recurrence of the same tone or sound, producing a dull uniformity; absence of variety, as in speaking or singing
any irksome sameness, or want of variety
Origin: [Gr. : cf. F. monotonie. See Monotonius.]
The numerical value of monotony in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of monotony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Monotony is the awful reward of the careful.
I think it's always more exciting to see a piece of great art, as opposed to yet another book shop or fast food restaurant. Those are the only other entities breaking up the monotony between the identical gates.
In our “iconocratic” society people need the escapist and distracting effect of imagery. Their imagination must be triggered day by day, as the monotony of daily life has to be set on fire, constantly. Not tomorrow, but today. ("Give me more images")
When I went, I realized these families and these kids are going through so much that just breaking up the monotony of that ... can get their mind off of what's going to happen the next time a doctor walks through that door, (Then) my crew chief having a son diagnosed with leukemia led to us starting our own program, Racing for a Reason, and that led to me starting my own foundation.
Those who are skilled in archery bend their bow only when they are prepared to use it; when they do not require it they allow it to remain unbent, for otherwise it would be unserviceable when the time for using it arrived. So it is with man. If he were to devote himself unceasingly to a dull round of business, without breaking the monotony by cheerful amusements, he would fall imperceptibly into idiotcy, or be struck with paralysis.
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