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Synonyms for commonplace
ˈkɒm ənˌpleɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. platitude, cliche, banality, commonplace, bromide(adj)

    a trite or obvious remark

    banality, bromide, cliche, platitude

    extraordinary, original, exciting

  2. commonplace(adj)

    completely ordinary and unremarkable

    "air travel has now become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities"

    tired, well-worn, hackneyed, stock(a), prosaic, unglamorous, threadbare, unglamourous, humdrum, trite, shopworn, old-hat, banal, timeworn

    original, extraordinary, exciting

  3. commonplace, humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous(adj)

    not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

    "an unglamorous job greasing engines"

    shopworn, prosaic, monotonous, trite, humdrum, old-hat, unglamorous, earthbound, threadbare, tired, timeworn, stock(a), matter-of-fact, hackneyed, well-worn, banal, prosy, pedestrian, unglamourous

    extraordinary, original, exciting

  4. 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'"

    extraordinary, original, exciting

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. commonplace

    Common signifies frequently occurring, not out of the regular course, not exceptional; hence, not above the average, not excellent or distinguished, inferior, or even low; common also signifies pertaining to or participated in by two or more persons or things; as, sorrow is common to the race. General may signify pertaining equally to all of a class, race, etc., but very commonly signifies pertaining to the greater number, but not necessarily to all. Universal applies to all without exception; general applies to all with possible or comparatively slight exceptions; common applies to very many without deciding whether they are even a majority. A common remark is one we often hear; a general experience is one that comes to the majority of people; a universal experience is one from which no human being is exempt. It is dangerous for a debater to affirm a universal proposition, since that can be negatived by a single exception, while a general statement is not invalidated even by adducing many exceptions. We say a common opinion, common experience, a general rule, general truth, a universal law. Compare synonyms for NORMAL; USUAL.

    common, customary, everyday, familiar, frequent, general, habitual, normal, ordinary, popular, prevalent, public, universal, usual

    exceptional, infrequent, rare, singular, uncommon, unknown, unusual

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. commonplace(a.)

    trite, stale, hackneyed, ordinary, common, threadbare, not new, worn out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. commonplace(a)

    ordinary, banal, hackneyed, trite, platitudinous, prosaic

  2. commonplace(n)

    platitude, banality

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  1. Oliver North:

    The problem that we've got is, we're trying like the dickens to treat the symptom without treating the disease, and the disease in this case isn't the Second Amendment ; the disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence, they've been drugged in many cases. Nearly all of these perpetrators are male, and they're young teenagers in most cases, and they've come through a culture where violence is commonplace.

  2. Josh Hawley:

    Eric Greitens know what I'm talking about, the 1960s, 1970s, it became commonplace in our culture among our cultural elites, Hollywood, and the media to talk about -- to denigrate the biblical truth about husband and wife, man and woman.

  3. Alison Culyba:

    It is so commonplace, they may see it as a form of acceptable, possibly even pro-social, interaction with their peers.

  4. Eric Greitens:

    The sexual revolution has led to exploitation of women on a scale that we would never have imagined, eric Greitens know what I'm talking about, the 1960s, 1970s, it became commonplace in our culture among our cultural elites, Hollywood, and the media to talk about -- to denigrate the biblical truth about husband and wife, man and woman.

  5. Jack Kerouac, On the Road:

    The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing.

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  • обикновен, всекидневенBulgarian
  • alltäglich, gang und gäbe, banal, GemeinplatzGerman
  • lugar comúnSpanish
  • tavallinen, tavanomainen, klisee, latteusFinnish
  • ordinaire, banal, lieu communFrench
  • közhely, közönséges, mindennaposHungarian
  • fatto normale, ordinario, luogo comune, banaleItalian
  • ありふれた, 平凡, 月並みJapanese
  • 평범한Korean
  • pospolity, powszechny, frazesPolish
  • lugar-comumPortuguese
  • банальный, обыкновенный, обыденный, обычныйRussian
  • alelâde, sıradan, olağan, basmakalıpTurkish

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