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Pronunciation:  'kâmun`pleys

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a trite or obvious remark
  2. [adj]  not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines"
  3. [adj]  obvious and dull; "trivial conversation"; "commonplace prose"
  4. [adj]  completely ordinary and unremarkable; "air travel has now become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities"
  5. [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'"

COMMONPLACE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: banal, banality, bromide, cliche, hackneyed, humdrum, ordinary, platitude, prosaic, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, trivial, unexciting, unglamorous, unglamourous, unoriginal, well-worn
 See Also: comment, remark, truism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com"mon*place`\, a.
    Common; ordinary; trite; as, a commonplace person, or
  2. \Com"mon*place`\, n.
    1. An idea or expression wanting originality or interest; a
       trite or customary remark; a platitude.
    2. A memorandum; something to be frequently consulted or
       referred to.
             Whatever, in my reading, occurs concerning this our
             fellow creature, I do never fail to set it down by
             way of commonplace.                   --Swift.
    {Commonplace book}, a book in which records are made of
       things to be remembered.
  3. \Com"mon*place`\, v. t.
    To enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general
    heads. --Felton.
  4. \Com"mon*place`\, v. i.
    To utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes. [Obs.]
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