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Synonyms for humdrum
ˈhʌmˌdrʌm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monotony, humdrum, sameness(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    sameness, monotony

    Antonyms:
    exciting, lively

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

    not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

    "an unglamorous job greasing engines"

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

    Antonyms:
    lively, exciting

  3. humdrum, monotonous(adj)

    tediously repetitious or lacking in variety

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

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

    Antonyms:
    lively, exciting

Wiktionary

  1. humdrum(noun)

    Synonyms:
    doldrum

  2. humdrum(noun)

    The quality of lacking variety or excitement; dullness.

    Synonyms:
    doldrum

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. humdrum(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dull, prosy, dronish, stupid, wearisome, tiresome

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. humdrum(a)

    Synonyms:
    monotonous, tedious, prosy, tiresome

  2. humdrum(n)

    Synonyms:
    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. 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.

  4. 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.


Translations for humdrum

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  • tediós, avorritCatalan, Valencian
  • jednotvárnýCzech
  • langweilig, trist, Tristesse, gleichförmig, Monotonie, eintönig, monoton, Einerlei, einförmig, abgestumpft, drögeGerman
  • tapahtumaköyhä, yksitoikkoinenFinnish
  • soporifique, embétant, ennuyeux, traintrain, monotoneFrench
  • नीरसHindi
  • sivár, egyhangú, unalmasHungarian
  • vervelend, saai, slaapverwekkend, eentonigDutch
  • prozaiczny, monotonnyPolish
  • монотонный, прозаичный, однообразный, повседневность, скучный, однообразие, будничный, банальныйRussian

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