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banality

[ buh-nal-i-tee, bey- ]
/ bəˈnæl ɪ ti, beɪ- /
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noun, plural ba·nal·i·ties.

the condition or quality of being banal, or devoid of freshness or originality: the banality of everyday life.
an instance of this: We sat around the dinner table exchanging banalities.

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