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.
- mun·dane·ly, adverb
- mun·dane·ness, noun
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How to use mundane in a sentence
These range from automating the most mundane and repetitive daily activities to enriching and educating yourself to bring new areas of interest to the forefront of your mind.The best, most practical Valentine’s Day gifts for any kind of partner | PopSci Commerce Team | February 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
Masks and social distancing, even if they sound mundane after a year of relentless repetition, remain the best weapons to control the spread of the virus.U.S. response to coronavirus variants emphasizes masks and vaccines instead of lockdowns | Fenit Nirappil, Brittany Shammas | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Looking back at 2020, it seems like our world turned upside down, from a global pandemic and climate catastrophes down to the mundane details of what it means to go to work each day.
I think they all underline the fact that no matter how dramatic or mundane your year was, it was that much more fascinating or difficult or compelling because of the times in which it took place.
Once they were together, the gate became a place they’d visit each time they passed through O’Hare, Chasten writes, a pilgrimage to a spot that might be mundane to everyone else, but to them was a landmark in their relationship.
Even the most mundane experiences seem extraordinary when lovingly rendered by Kalman.
They even posted mundane administrative materials, including expense accounts and personnel memos.
The acts ranged from the mundane to the unexpected: Assisted a tourist with directions because he looked lost.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral | Elizabeth Picciuto | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Quality can be found in the most mundane works of man—even within the rusting gears of a motorcycle engine.Zen, Motorcycles, And The Cult of Tech: How Robert Pirsig’s Classic Anticipated the Future | Nathaniel Rich | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“When it comes to something mundane, like kosher laws, their pronouncements may be absurd, but so be it,” says Hirsch.Why Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Babies Keep Getting Herpes | Emily Shire | July 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ahimsa truly understood is in my humble opinion a panacea for all evils mundane and extra-mundane.Third class in Indian railways | Mahatma Gandhi
About six thousand years (according to mundane measure), or thereabouts.
The gentle sadness of the autumn day had moved her to discourse on the mutability of mundane things.Jaffery | William J. Locke
Now, when the foolish girl disappeared behind the door, I turned away from the gate full of anger at all mundane things.A Little Union Scout | Joel Chandler Harris
Thou createst motion, and yet maintainest the equilibrium of all things mundane and celestial.Etidorhpa or the End of Earth. | John Uri Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for mundane
everyday, ordinary, or banal
relating to the world or worldly matters
- mundanely, adverb
- mundanity or mundaneness, noun
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