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Especially in the later images, some, at first, appear as banal as a stranger’s family photo album.

So it is no huge surprise that No Sudden Move — a rippling, brilliant story about trusting nobody — has some seemingly banal but actually fascinating economic and cultural underpinnings pulsing in its historical backdrop.

From Vox

He has a politician’s recollection for obscure names and banal anecdotes, a relentless forward propulsion and limitless confidence, a firm grasp of the political upsides and downsides of any situation.

Many are consumed by disagreements over banal things like chores, though some have managed to have impacts that last beyond their expiration dates—Zuccotti Park, for example, produced a growing national consciousness about income inequality.

From Time

Chang’s secret power is making the seemingly banal gripping, much to the pleasure of her readers.

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On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to banal, such as: bland, corny, dumb, hackneyed, mundane, and stupid.

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