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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. humdrumnoun


  2. humdrumadjective

    Lacking variety or excitement; dull; boring.


Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. monotony, humdrum, samenessadjective

    the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety

    "he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work"; "he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners"; "he hated the sameness of the food the college served"

    sameness, monotony

    exciting, lively

  2. commonplace, humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourousadjective

    not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

    "an unglamorous job greasing engines"

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

    lively, exciting

  3. humdrum, monotonousadjective

    tediously repetitious or lacking in variety

    "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea"

    monotonic, unglamourous, monotone, commonplace, monotonous, unglamorous, prosaic, flat

    lively, exciting

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. humdrumadjective

    dull, prosy, dronish, stupid, wearisome, tiresome

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. humdrumadjective

    monotonous, tedious, prosy, tiresome

  2. humdrumnoun

    monotony, tedium

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How to use humdrum in a sentence?

  1. Saki:

    Scandal is merely the compassionate allowance which the gay make to the humdrum. Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.

  2. John Prine:

    I didn't expect to do this for a living, being a recording artist, i was just playing music for the fun of it and writing songs. That was kind of my escape, you know, from the humdrum of the world.

  3. Carl Sagan:

    Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.

  4. Joseph de Maistre:

    In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author; vision is confined, means are limited, scope is restricted, movements are labored, and results are humdrum.

Translations for humdrum

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  • tediós, avorritCatalan, Valencian
  • jednotvárnýCzech
  • monoton, eintönig, Monotonie, gleichförmig, Tristesse, trist, Einerlei, einförmig, abgestumpft, langweilig, drögeGerman
  • tapahtumaköyhä, yksitoikkoinenFinnish
  • soporifique, embétant, ennuyeux, monotone, traintrainFrench
  • नीरसHindi
  • sivár, egyhangú, unalmasHungarian
  • vervelend, eentonig, saai, slaapverwekkendDutch
  • prozaiczny, monotonnyPolish
  • однообразие, прозаичный, скучный, будничный, банальный, монотонный, однообразный, повседневностьRussian

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