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mundane

[ muhn-deyn, muhn-deyn ]
/ mʌnˈdeɪn, ˈmʌn deɪn /
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adjective
common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.
of or relating to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs.
of or relating to the world, universe, or earth.
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Origin of mundane

First recorded in 1425–75; from Latin mundānus, equivalent to mund(us) “world” + -ānus -ane; replacing late Middle English mondeyne, from Middle French mondain, from Latin, as above

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2. See earthly.

OTHER WORDS FROM mundane

mun·dane·ly, adverbmun·dane·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mundane

mundane
/ (ˈmʌndeɪn, mʌnˈdeɪn) /

adjective
everyday, ordinary, or banal
relating to the world or worldly matters

Derived forms of mundane

mundanely, adverbmundanity or mundaneness, noun

Word Origin for mundane

C15: from French mondain, via Late Latin, from Latin mundus world
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