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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    banal, rife, cliché, mundane, common, frequent, trivial, trite, routine, usual, truism, prevalent, widespread

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How to use commonplace in a sentence?

  1. Seán O'Casey:

    The drama's altar isn't on the stage: it is candle-sticked and flowered in the box office. There is the gold, though there be no frankincense or myrrh; and the gospel for the day always The Play will Run for a Year. The Dove of Inspiration, of the desire for inspiration, has flown away from it; and on it's roof, now, the commonplace crow caws candidly.

  2. Alison Culyba:

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

  3. Chetan Dube:

    In the 1800s, 90 percent of us were just farming. Today it’s 2 percent of us. What happened to the other 88 percent? Technology came and gave us wings, ‘Smart’ has become so abused a term. It has become more of a marketing ploy. But true ‘smart’ technology—a true cognitive agent—will almost force man to say, ‘Lift up your game.’ Because the commonplace, mundane chores that were abusing your intellectual capabilities are no longer there. Descartes’ classic ‘Je pense, donc je suis’—‘I think, therefore I am’—has never been more applicable to man’s pursuits.

  4. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.

  5. Veryan Khan:

    The Islamic State’s manipulation of the their high-production videos has become commonplace.

Translations for commonplace

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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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