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ba·nal·i·ty

 (bə-năl′ĭ-tē, bā-)
n. pl. ba·nal·i·ties
1. The condition or quality of being banal; triviality.
2. Something that is trite, obvious, or predictable; a commonplace.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banality - a trite or obvious remark
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
truism - an obvious truth

banality

noun
2. cliché, commonplace, platitude, truism, bromide (informal), old chestnut, stock phrase, trite phrase His ability to utter banalities never ceased to amaze me.

banality

noun
A trite expression or idea:
Translations

banality

[bəˈnælɪtɪ] Nbanalidad f

banality

[bəˈnælɪti] n
(= banal nature) [remark, conversation, question, idea] → banalité f
(= banal remark) → banalité f

banality

nBanalität f

banality

[bəˈnælɪtɪ] nbanalità f inv
References in classic literature ?
My friends pursued their course with uneventfulness; they had no longer any surprises for me, and when I met them I knew pretty well what they would say; even their love-affairs had a tedious banality.
Clothes, slight figure, clear-cut, thin, sun-tanned face, pose, all this was so good that it was saved from the danger of banality only by the mobile black eyes of a keenness that one doesn't meet every day in the south of France and still less in Italy.
It was here, then, I thought, looking round at that plot of ground of deplorable banality, that their acquaintance will begin and go on in the exchange of generous indignations and of extreme sentiments, too poignant, perhaps, for a non-Russian mind to conceive.
He said doing so would help "keep our freedom from being corroded by the banality of consumerism, the blare of commercials, the stream of empty words and the overpowering waves of empty chatter and loud shouting.
com)-- Author Jonathan Harnisch is pleased to announce that his literary fiction/erotica novel, "Second Alibi: The Banality of Life" is receiving rave reviews from reviewers.
These prophetic if desperate words of Israeli journalist Gideon Levy speak of the banality of war: a banality associated with the prospect of an unavoidable war to come (2015).
All of this is yet another triumph of the banality and not of the civil awareness while the political company once again forces us to deal with the demands of the culprits for the greatest social hell and not with the solutions to the problem.
The banality of the banality of evil' was snapped up by a bidder named 'Gorpetri' online, last night.
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Drawing primarily on England as the site of analysis and The Origins of Totalitarianism as the key Arendtian text, he deploys Arendt's analysis about lying to examine the colonization of language production; her analysis of totalitarian considerations to consider the situation in public education; her distinctions between labor, work, and action to examine professional practice; her thoughts on the banality of evil to the consider the banality of leadership; and other of her ideas in order to examine current trends in ELMA.
CONGRATULATIONS to all our rolling news TV stations for having exceeded themselves in the banality of their royal coverage.
Sightseers is an absurd, febrile, populated by grotesque inadequates with the horror stemming from the characters' sheer banality.