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Definition 1: a trite or obvious remark - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for commonplace in the sense of this definition

(commonplace is a kind of ...) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" "we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software"

(commonplace is a kind of ...) an obvious truth

Definition 2: not challenging; dull and lacking excitement - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where commonplace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an unglamorous job greasing engines

Synonyms for commonplace in the sense of this definition

(commonplace is similar to ...) not exciting

"an unexciting novel" "lived an unexciting life"

Definition 3: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where commonplace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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'

Synonyms for commonplace in the sense of this definition

(commonplace is similar to ...) not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

"the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations" "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"

Definition 4: completely ordinary and unremarkable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where commonplace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • air travel has now become commonplace
  • commonplace everyday activities

(commonplace is similar to ...) not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree

"ordinary everyday objects" "ordinary decency" "an ordinary day" "an ordinary wine"

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