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Synonyms for banal
bəˈnæl, -ˈnɑl, ˈbeɪn l

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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'"

    Antonyms:
    original

Wiktionary

  1. banal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    new, original

  2. banal(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    new, original

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. banal(a)

    Synonyms:
    commonplace, platitudinous, hackneyed, trite

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#160128workaday

How to use banal in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Michael Bloomberg:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Joyce Carol Oates:

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

  5. Luis Buñuel:

    All my life I've been harassed by questions: Why is something this way and not another? How do you account for that? This rage to understand, to fill in the blanks, only makes life more banal. If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence.


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