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English adjective: humdrum

1. humdrum not challenging; dull and lacking excitement


SamplesAn unglamorous job greasing engines.


Synonymscommonplace, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous


Similarunexciting


Antonymsexciting

2. humdrum tediously repetitious or lacking in variety


SamplesA humdrum existence; all work and no play.
Nothing is so monotonous as the sea.


Synonymsmonotonous


Similardull


Antonymslively


English noun: humdrum

1. humdrum (attribute) the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety


SamplesHe had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work.
He was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners.
He hated the sameness of the food the college served.


Synonymsmonotony, sameness


Broader (hypernym)unvariedness









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