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English adjective: humdrum

1. humdrum not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

SamplesAn unglamorous job greasing engines.

Synonymscommonplace, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous



2. humdrum tediously repetitious or lacking in variety

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




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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