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mun·dane

 (mŭn-dān′, mŭn′dān′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or typical of this world; secular.
2. Relating to, characteristic of, or concerned with commonplaces; ordinary.

[Middle English mondeine, from Old French mondain, from Latin mundānus, from mundus, world.]

mun·dane′ly adv.
mun·dane′ness, mun·dan′i·ty (-dăn′ĭ-tē) n.

mundane

(ˈmʌndeɪn; mʌnˈdeɪn)
adj
1. everyday, ordinary, or banal
2. relating to the world or worldly matters
[C15: from French mondain, via Late Latin, from Latin mundus world]
ˈmundanely adv
munˈdanity, ˈmundaneness n

mun•dane

(mʌnˈdeɪn, ˈmʌn deɪn)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs.
2. common; banal.
[1425–75; < Middle French mondain < Latin mundānus=mund(us) world + -ānus -an1]
mun•dane′ly, adv.
mun•dane′ness, n.
mun•dan′i•ty (-ˈdæn ɪ ti) n.
syn: See earthly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mundane - found in the ordinary course of eventsmundane - found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
2.mundane - concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
worldly, secular, temporal - characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church"
3.mundane - belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; "not a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind"; "so terrene a being as himself"
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"

mundane

adjective
1. ordinary, routine, commonplace, banal, everyday, day-to-day, vanilla (slang), prosaic, humdrum, workaday Be willing to do mundane tasks with good grace.
ordinary interesting, original, novel, exciting, dramatic, unusual, extraordinary, uncommon, ground-breaking, left-field (informal)
2. earthly, worldly, human, material, fleshly, secular, mortal, terrestrial, temporal, sublunary spiritual immortals who had transcended the mundane world
earthly heavenly, spiritual, ethereal, unworldly

mundane

adjective
Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth:
Translations
maine
ikävämaallinentavallinentavanomainentylsä

mundane

[ˈmʌnˈdeɪn] ADJ (= humdrum) [task] → rutinario; [matter, problem] → trivial; [existence] → prosaico
on a more mundane levela modo de trivialidad

mundane

[ˌmʌnˈdeɪn] adj [task, reality] → banal(e), terre à terre inv

mundane

adj (= worldly)weltlich, profan; (fig: = everyday) → alltäglich; (pej) (= humdrum)banal; (= boring)langweilig
n the mundanedas Alltägliche

mundane

[ˌmʌnˈdeɪn] adj (worldly) → di questo mondo (pej) (humdrum) → banale, terra terra inv
References in classic literature ?
To have been Belshazzar, King of Babylon; and to have been Belshazzar, not haughtily but courteously, therein certainly must have been some touch of mundane grandeur.
That it denoted jealousy I could not say, and yet, judging all things by mundane standards as I still did, I felt it safer to affect indifference in the matter until I learned more surely Sola's attitude toward the object of my solicitude.
As he spoke he lifted a little silver crucifix and held it out to me, I being nearest to him, "put these flowers round your neck," here he handed to me a wreath of withered garlic blossoms, "for other enemies more mundane, this revolver and this knife, and for aid in all, these so small electric lamps, which you can fasten to your breast, and for all, and above all at the last, this, which we must not desecrate needless.
This time Aramis was not angry, but assumed the most modest air and replied in a friendly tone, "My dear friend, do not forget that I wish to belong to the Church, and that I avoid all mundane opportunities.
When you return to this mundane sphere from your visionary world, you would seem to leave a Neapolitan spring for a Lapland winter -- to quit paradise for earth -- heaven for hell
It is a very mundane word which I had allowed to escape me.
He - it would be convenient to call him Monsieur George to the end - shared with Dona Rita her perfect detachment from all mundane affairs; but he had to make two short visits to Marseilles.
Early association with country solitudes had bred in him an unconquerable, and almost unreasonable, aversion to modern town life, and shut him out from such success as he might have aspired to by following a mundane calling in the impracticability of the spiritual one.
In short, their attitude was not that which one would have expected in men who professed to despise all trivialities, all foolish mundane conventions, and indeed everything, except their own personal interests.
The distinction between the poor teachings of mundane science and our sacred all-embracing teaching is clear to me.
It is not the honest man, but the man of honor, who shines in his page; his meek folk are proudly meek, and there is a touch of superiority, a glint of mundane splendor, in his lowliest.
Having conceived her work thus, she has brought a rare instinct for probability and nature to the difficult task of combining this religious motive and all the learned thought it involves, with a very genuine interest in many varieties of average mundane life.