Something that is mundane is very ordinary and not at all interesting or unusual.

Be willing to do mundane tasks with good grace.

...the mundane realities of life.

N-SING: the N
You can refer to mundane things as the mundane.

It's an attitude that turns the mundane into something rather more interesting and exciting.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • Mundane — Mun dane, a. [L. mundanus, fr. mundus the world, an implement, toilet adornments, or dress; cf. mundus, a., clean, neat, Skr. ma[.n][dsdot] to adorn, dress, ma[.n][dsdot]a adornment. Cf. {Monde}, {Mound} in heraldry.] 1. Of or pertaining to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mundane — I adjective accustomary, average, banal, bodily, carnal, common, commonplace, conventional, corporeal, customary, earthly, everyday, familiar, fleshly, frequent, habitual, hackneyed, homespun, irreligious, material, nonsacred, nonspiritual,… …   Law dictionary

  • mundane — (adj.) mid 15c., of this world, from O.Fr. mondain of this world, worldly, earthly, secular; also pure, clean; noble, generous (12c.), from L.L. mundanus belonging to the world (as distinct from the Church), in classical Latin a citizen of the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mundane — worldly, *earthly, earthy, terrestrial, sublunary Analogous words: fleshly, sensual, *carnal, animal: secular, temporal, *profane Antonyms: eternal Contrasted words: *infinite, sempiternal, boundless: heavenly, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mundane — [adj] ordinary banal, commonplace, day to day, earthly, everyday, humdrum*, lowly, normal, prosaic, routine, workaday*, workday, worldly; concept 547 Ant. exciting, extraordinary, heavenly, supernatural, wonderful …   New thesaurus

  • mundane — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking interest or excitement. 2) of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one. DERIVATIVES mundanely adverb mundaneness noun mundanity noun. ORIGIN from Latin mundus world …   English terms dictionary

  • mundane — [mun′dān΄, mun dān′] adj. [LME mondeyne < OFr mondain < LL mundanus < L mundus, world (in LL(Ec), the secular world, as opposed to the church)] 1. of the world; esp., worldly, as distinguished from heavenly, spiritual, etc. 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Mundane — For other uses, see Mundane (disambiguation). In subcultural and fictional uses, a mundane is a person who does not belong to a particular group, according to the members of that group; the implication is that such persons, lacking imagination,… …   Wikipedia

  • mundane — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ▪ become ▪ find sth ▪ I found the job very mundane. ADVERB …   Collocations dictionary

  • mundane — mun|dane [mʌnˈdeın] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: mondain, from Latin mundus world ] 1.) ordinary and not interesting or exciting = ↑boring ▪ Initially, the work was pretty mundane. ▪ The mundane task of setting the table can be fun on… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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