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[broh-mid-ik] /broʊˈmɪd ɪk/
pertaining or proper to a platitude; being a bromide; trite.
Origin of bromidic
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10; bromide + -ic
Related forms
bromidically, adverb
nonbromidic, adjective
prebromidic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for bromidic
Historical Examples
  • The pages are laden with sage counsel and bromidic expressions.

    The Armed Forces Officer

    U. S. Department of Defense
  • But the conceit tastes mellow and naf and bromidic and appetizing to me, like cream and raspberries in July.

    I, Mary MacLane Mary MacLane
  • Brian, it was plain, had been decoyed by bromidic tales of cub reporters and "record-smashing beats."


    Leona Dalrymple
  • He made his gallant, bromidic speeches to each one in turn, playing no favorites.

  • I asked with that bromidic zeal to please that so often discloses the fly just when the ointment's smell is sweetest.

  • She smiled at her bromidic remark, and sat down; but he did not reply, "Gil," she said at last.

    The Bad Man

    Charles Hanson Towne
British Dictionary definitions for bromidic


ordinary; dull
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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