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Meaning of BANAL

Pronunciation:  'beynl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  obvious and dull; "trivial conversation"; "commonplace prose"
  2. [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'"

BANAL is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: commonplace, hackneyed, ordinary, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, trivial, unoriginal, well-worn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ban"al\, a. [F., fr. ban an ordinance.]
Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.

Thesaurus Terms
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