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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Sharing of similar attributes; Ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent; The quality of lacking taste and refinement.

Usage examples (34)
  • Nothing could have been more commonplace than the whole incident, but the commonness was the beauty of it.
  • Add to this the "commonness" of Palin and her appeal becomes even clearer.
  • Mr. Hartman, the father, was a wholesale grocer -- a business large enough to have brought wealth, but painfully tainted with "commonness".
  • A shuddering exhibition of "commonness," that he wore detachable cuffs -- and upon this detail her distraught mind fixed as typical. for more
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