What does banal mean?

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-worn(adj)

    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. banal(Adjective)

    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. Banal(adj)

    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

How to pronounce banal?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say banal in sign language?

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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. Joyce Carol Oates:

    How does the poet transform his banal thoughts (are not most thoughts banal?) into such stunning forms, into beauty?

  2. 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.

  3. Michael Bloomberg:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. tenebrous
    • B. flabby
    • C. bristly
    • D. askant

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