commonplace

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. ordinary, usual, everyday; prosy, monotonous, stale, tedious, hackneyed, threadbare, trite, banal. See habit. Ant., unusual, special.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. usual, hackneyed, trite, mundane; see common 1 , conventional 1 , dull 4 .
See Synonym Study at trite . n.
Syn. truism, triteness, platitude; see cliché , motto .
See Synonym Study at cliché .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
see common
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Commonly encountered: average, common, general, normal, ordinary, typical, usual. See SURPRISE. 2. Being of no special quality or type: average, common, cut-and-dried, formulaic, garden, garden-variety, indifferent, mediocre, ordinary, plain, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, stock, undistinguished, unexceptional, unremarkable. See GOOD, USUAL. 3. Without freshness or appeal because of overuse: banal, bromidic, clichéd, corny, hackneyed, musty, overused, overworked, platitudinal, platitudinous, shopworn, stale, stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, warmed-over, well-worn, worn-out. See EXCITE, USUAL. II noun l. A trite expression or idea: banality, bromide, cliché, platitude, stereotype, truism. See SURPRISE. 2. A regular or customary matter, condition, or course of events: norm, ordinary, rule, usual. See USUAL.

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