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synonyms for banal

  • bland
  • corny
  • dumb
  • hackneyed
  • mundane
  • stupid
  • trite
  • vapid
  • blah
  • bromidic
  • clichéd
  • common
  • conventional
  • cornball
  • cornfed
  • dull as dishwater
  • everyday
  • flat
  • ho hum
  • hokey
  • humdrum
  • insipid
  • noplace
  • nothing
  • nowhere
  • old hat
  • ordinary
  • pabulum
  • pedestrian
  • platitudinous
  • square
  • stale
  • stereotyped
  • stock
  • tired
  • tripe
  • unimaginative
  • unoriginal
  • watery
  • wishy-washy
  • zero
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antonyms for banal

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  • intelligent
  • new
  • original
  • sharp
  • smart
  • uncommon
  • fresh
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How to use banal in a sentence

Chang’s secret power is making the seemingly banal gripping, much to the pleasure of her readers.
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So I decided to give this charismatic dream theory a shot, using my own recent dreams, which tend to be stultifying, anxiety-soaked, self-loathing and embarrassingly banal.
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There’d be lingering shots of people in cafes writing about old-fashioned banal worries in journals.
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Too much of the book — particularly the first and concluding sections — features Kearney earnestly positing tired questions and letting them lead him to equally banal conclusions.
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If Gideon had been named anything else, she would have also attempted to make that into an extremely banal, everyday name.
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WORDS RELATED TO BANAL

  • banal
  • blah
  • boring
  • dull
  • dull as dishwater
  • flat
  • flavorless
  • ho hum
  • humdrum
  • insipid
  • milk-and-water
  • monotonous
  • nerdy
  • nothing
  • pabulum
  • sapless
  • tame
  • tedious
  • unexciting
  • uninspiring
  • uninteresting
  • unstimulating
  • vanilla
  • vapid
  • waterish
  • watery
  • weak
  • wimpy
  • wishy-washy
  • zero
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