- 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.
Origin of mundane
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Related Words for mundanelysubstantially, physically, palpably, actually, bodily, objectively, really, corporeally, mundanely, sensibly, tangibly
Examples from the Web for mundanely
Contemporary Examples of mundanely
But undramatically, mundanely, and pragmatically, Obama will get his legislation.Nothing Is Going to Change
September 9, 2009
Historical Examples of mundanely
Joyce, I reflected, mundanely, had clearly swept her off her feet in the ardor of their first meeting and instant love.
- everyday, ordinary, or banal
- relating to the world or worldly matters
Word Origin for mundane
mid-15c., "of this world," from Old French mondain "of this world, worldly, earthly, secular;" also "pure, clean; noble, generous" (12c.), from Late Latin mundanus "belonging to the world" (as distinct from the Church), in classical Latin "a citizen of the world, cosmopolite," from mundus "universe, world," literally "clean, elegant"; used as a translation of Greek khosmos (see cosmos) in its Pythagorean sense of "the physical universe" (the original sense of the Greek word was "orderly arrangement"). Latin mundus also was used of a woman's "ornaments, dress," and is related to the adjective mundus "clean, elegant" (used of women's dress, etc.). Related: Mundanely.