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Definitions for banal
bəˈnæl, -ˈnɑl, ˈbeɪn lba·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-wornadjective

    repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

    "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"

Wiktionary

  1. banaladjective

    Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.

    Etymology: From bannal, from bannalis, from bannum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Banaladjective

    commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Banal

    bān′al, or ban′al, adj. commonplace, trivial.—n. Banal′ity, triviality. [Fr.]

Anagrams for banal »

  1. Alban

  2. Laban

  3. nabla

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of banal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of banal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of banal in a Sentence

  1. Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville:

    Nothing is quite so wretchedly corrupt as an aristocracy which has lost its power but kept its wealth and which still has endless leisure to devote to nothing but banal enjoyments. All its great thoughts and passionate energy are things of the past, and nothing but a host of petty, gnawing vices now cling to it like worms to a corpse.

  2. Adrian Frutiger:

    If you remember the shape of your spoon at lunch, it has to be the wrong shape. The spoon and the letter are tools; one to take food from the bowl, the other to take information off the page... When it is a good design, the reader has to feel comfortable because the letter is both banal and beautiful.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Lundi semble être le jour le plus incompris et ingrate, même si lundi signifie le début d'une nouvelle semaine de travail, et la meilleure occasion d'un nouveau départ 52 fois par année. à mon avis, quand vous avez une passion pour ce que vous faites dans votre vie, tout et tous les jours de la semaine devient une merveilleuse journée à la hâte. Tous les lundis devient alors magique lundi, au lieu de lundi banal, seulement avec votre amour et passion pour votre travail.

  4. Michael Bloomberg:

    I find the level of discourse and discussion distressingly banal and an outrage and an insult to the voters.

  5. Raoul Vaneigem:

    Everything has been said yet few have taken advantage of it. Since all our knowledge is essentially banal, it can only be of value to minds that are not.

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    • A. downsizing
    • B. aspiration
    • C. value
    • D. gauge

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