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Dictionary definition for: Commonplace

1. (n) a trite or obvious remark

2. (s) obvious and dull; "trivial conversation" "commonplace prose"

3. (s) completely ordinary and unremarkable; "air travel has now become commonplace" "commonplace everyday activities"

4. (s) not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines"

5. (s) 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"

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