- daily: a quotidian report.
- usual or customary; everyday: quotidian needs.
- ordinary; commonplace: paintings of no more than quotidian artistry.
- (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur daily.
- something recurring daily.
- a quotidian fever or ague.
Origin of quotidian
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Examples from the Web for quotidian
To read their letters is a similar exercise, even when the correspondence regards only quotidian matters.This Week’s Hot Reads: April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014
Videos uploaded by some mothers and fathers are less of a reach out than a simple continuation of their quotidian Internet habits.Parents of Stillborn Babies Post Hundreds of Memorials to YouTube
November 4, 2013
We Think Alone feels at first somehow too quotidian and mundane, wholly un-artlike.Miranda July on ‘We Think Alone,’ Her New Email Project
July 2, 2013
The other extreme is “rooted in very quiet, quotidian, perhaps more conventionally Japanese forms of narrative.”How Good Is Murakami?
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Creator Matthew Weiner wants to ensure that even the most quotidian of details about the plot remain concealed.‘Mad Men’ Season 6 Review: Triumphant, Lyrical, and Way Existential
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It was wont to be esteemed an ordinary visnomy, a quotidian merely.The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb
It is a quotidian truth that few before him had the courage or clairvoyancy to enunciate.Egoists
Sometimes the fever simulated a quotidian, sometimes a tertian.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)
For our quotidian difficulties his example promises no solution.Prophets of Dissent
It is in this daring to be quotidian and contemporary that his claim to a position in the history of the novel mainly consists.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1
- (esp of attacks of malarial fever) recurring daily
- everyday; commonplace
- a malarial fever characterized by attacks that recur daily
C14: from Latin quotīdiānus, variant of cottīdiānus daily
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Word Origin and History for quotidian
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Recurring daily. Used especially of attacks of malaria.
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