Synonyms for commonplace

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : kom-uhn-pleys
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɒm ənˌpleɪs

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Définition of commonplace

Origin :
  • 1540s, "a statement generally accepted," literal translation of Latin locus communis, from Greek koinos topos "general topic." See common (adj.) + place (n.). The adjectival sense of "having nothing original" dates from c.1600.
  • adj usual, everyday
  • noun clichéd saying or idea
Example sentences :
  • It is a curious question why sacred song should so often be dull and commonplace.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The "missing fourth side" of the room is a commonplace recognized by all.
  • Extract from : « The Dramatic Values in Plautus » by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • You will not tire of it as you will of that which has but a commonplace form or pattern.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885 » by Various
  • Nature is as plain as one of her pigs, as commonplace, as comic, and as healthy.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • But try as I might, I could only devise something so commonplace that I let the clay spoil.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • But has he not treated it so that it is not commonplace in the least?
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald
  • The more "commonplace" these facts the better they seemed to like them.
  • Extract from : « Southern Lights and Shadows » by Various
  • He looked at her, and thought how commonplace other young women were when compared with her.
  • Extract from : « Southern Lights and Shadows » by Various
  • Thinking there's nothing left in the universe but the commonplace.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • Matter so commonplace needs but a passing glance, and there an end.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens

Antonyms for commonplace

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