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Definitions of commonplace

  1.   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'
  2.   obvious and dull trivial conversation commonplace prose
  3.   a trite or obvious remark
  4.   not challenging dull and lacking excitement an unglamorous job greasing engines
  5.   completely ordinary and unremarkable air travel has now become commonplace commonplace everyday activities
  6.   Common ordinary trite as a commonplace person or observation
  7.   An idea or expression wanting originality or interest a trite or customary remark a platitude
  8.   A memorandum something to be frequently consulted or referred to
  9.   To enter in a commonplace book or to reduce to general heads
  10.   To utter commonplaces to indulge in platitudes
  11.   An ordinary topic or remark anything ordinary
  12.   Uninteresting common neither new nor striking dull
  13.   A common topic or subject a memorandum a note
  14.   Common hackneyed
  15.   COMMONPLACE BOOK a note or memorandum book
  16.   A memorandum
  17.   An ordinary topic trite remark note
  18.   Trite hackneyed ordinary
  19.   Not remarkable or interesting ordinary trite
  20.   A trite remark familliar truth
  21.   Common ordinary trite not new or striking
  22.   An ordinary or common topic a trite remark a memorandum anything ordinary
  23.   To enter in a commonplace book
  24.   Ordinary neither new nor striking common place book a book in which things wished to be remembered are recorded and arranged under general heads for ready reference

Antonyms for commonplace

atypical, quaint, exceptional, jolly, magical, terrific, occasional, favored, scarce, unique, frightful, way out, conspicuous, satisfying, delicious, miraculous, pleasurable, phenomenal, dainty, noble, engrossing, unaccustomed, unsurpassable, nice, favorite, animating, deviant, blessed, pretty, eerie, abnormality, savory, singular, elect, quirky, fearful, fresh, far-out, extraordinary, rare, delightful, supernatural, unusual, unsurpassed, agreeable, occult, peerless, exciting, weird, idiosyncratic, spooky, intermittent, appetizing, Pioneering, pleasant, toothsome, unheard-of, imaginative, absorbing, dreamy, selected, visionary, flavorful, curious, funky, congenial, strange, intriguing, spaced-out, kinky, awful, terrible, offbeat, delish, superhuman, delectable, operatic, freakish, wild, bizarre, funny, felicitous, unexampled, unorthodox, tasteful, Involving, uncommon, peculiar, luscious, energizing, unparalleled, screwy, mouthwatering, horrible, fantastic, transcendent, nonpareil, Aberrational, onetime, Queerish, outre, oddball, dreadful, outstanding, wacky, outrageous, unequaled, inimitable, unhackneyed, crazy, riveting, good, Picked, first-line, unknown, transcendental, appalling, irregular, engaging, uncanny, scrumptious, dire, notable, darling, invigorating, unconventional, fanciful, eccentric, unnatural, off-kilter, haunting, handpicked, magic, unfamiliar, stately, devious, theatrical, original, spookish, unprecedented, sporadic, pleasing, supernormal, seldom, portentous, aberrant, unearthly, melodramatic, grotesque, incomparable, select, new, imposing, off-the-wall, kafkaesque, novel, direful, unmatched, signal, preternatural, tasty, deviate, welcome, one shot, interesting, shocking, dulcet, nonconformist, chosen, heavenly, enlivening, creepy, freak, prominent, remarkable, salient, out-of-the-way, lush, odd, anomalous, matchless, toothy, galvanizing, sweet, august, untypical, Delightsome, bizarro, monstrosity, one-off, weirdo, unrivaled, gripping, cherry-picked, erratic, recherche, palatable, anomaly, outlandish, flavorsome, grand, striking, dramatic, solemn, numinous, alarming, abnormal, infrequent, preferred, mystic, ambrosial, only, stimulating, kooky, choice, majestic, stagy, gratifying, succulent, cranky, enjoyable, grateful, yummy.

Quotes of commonplace

  1. Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side another man really a man uncertain and puzzled and in the dark like ourselves – Willa Cather
  2. Take a commonplace clean it and polish it light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally and you have done a poet's job The rest is literature – Jean Cocteau
  3. As a rule said Holmes the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be It is your commonplace featureless crimes which are really puzzling just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify – Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. Let us dig our furrow in the fields of the commonplace – Jean Henri Fabre
  5. The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind knowing itself to be commonplace has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will – Jose Ortega y Gasset
  6. The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years – Thomas Hardy
  7. It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality – Christian Lous Lange
  8. Most remarks that are worth making are commonplace remarks The things that makes them worth saying is that we really mean them – Robert Wilson Lynd
  9. Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult – John Masefield
  10. Space is going to be commonplace – Christa McAuliffe
  11. Making the simple complicated is commonplace making the complicated simple awesomely simple that's creativity – Charles Mingus
  12. There is never vulgarity in a whole truth however commonplace It may be unimportant or painful It cannot be vulgar Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth or in affectation – John Ruskin
  13. Language is the soul of intellect and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life – Charles Scribner, Jr.

Usage examples for commonplace

  1. “ I should have imagined that the sea would become very commonplace to men whose business was carried on in boats and who had spent night after night and day after day from their boyhood on the water but that is a mistake – Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  2. But can't you try and write something a little more commonplace or hit upon something that people understand better – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  3. She was not at all proper Betty was glad to see but as full of fun as an ordinary commonplace girl – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  4. This sort of interview which had become a commonplace with his cousin Ginger was new to him – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  5. The words were commonplace enough – The Damned by Algernon Blackwood
  6. It was the most commonplace event to him – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  7. Your playing golf with Lord Wolfenden afterwards was commonplace enough – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. All that was strange to the Heaths was commonplace to him – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  9. It seemed natural that he and Glory should be going hand in hand into that place of dreams like children at play and hearing joyous voices that were mute and nonexistent in the world of commonplace and fact – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  10. He broke it by making a commonplace inquiry after her health – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  11. Yet the best part of Chaucer's nature it is hardly necessary to say was neither conventional nor commonplace – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  12. It was absolutely not commonplace – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  13. Modern affairs seem a bit commonplace to some of us ” – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  14. But do you care for him sufficiently to pass a lifetime with him after the war an ordinary commonplace lifetime – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  15. It was sufficiently commonplace – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  16. “ Tragedies became commonplace in those cabins – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  17. Supreme Occasions Men are seldom more commonplace than on supreme occasions ” – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  18. He made a commonplace excuse I answered – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  19. He woke the Duchess up and made a few commonplace remarks about the weather – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  20. All this to you Luscombe is commonplace – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking