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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Ordinary and not interesting, because of a lack of new or different ideas. Commonplace; not fresh or original.

Usage examples (36)
  • The long story had many banal ideas in it, so it lost the interest of its readers.
  • Thanks for sending your story for inclusion in banal probe.
  • Oh, good the return of another band specializing in banal pop music.
  • Most interactions in the old Soviet Union were very banal from the '50's on. for more
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