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hum·drum

 (hŭm′drŭm′)
adj.
Lacking variety or excitement. See Synonyms at dull.
n.
Monotonous talk or routine.

[Probably from hum.]

humdrum

(ˈhʌmˌdrʌm)
adj
ordinary; dull
n
a monotonous routine, task, or person
[C16: rhyming compound, probably based on hum]
ˈhumˌdrumness n

hum•drum

(ˈhʌmˌdrʌm)

adj.
1. lacking variety; boring; dull.
n.
2. humdrum character or routine; monotony.
[1545–55; earlier humtrum, rhyming compound based on hum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humdrum - the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of varietyhumdrum - the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety; "he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work"; "he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners"; "he hated the sameness of the food the college served"
unvariedness - characterized by an absence of variation
Adj.1.humdrum - not challenginghumdrum - not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines"
unexciting - not exciting; "an unexciting novel"; "lived an unexciting life"
2.humdrum - tediously repetitious or lacking in varietyhumdrum - tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea"
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"

humdrum

humdrum

adjectivenoun
A tiresome lack of variety:
Translations
رتيب، مُمِل
jednotvárný
kedsommelig
egyhangúsivárunalmas
hversdagslegur, leiîinlegur
garlaicīgsvienmuļš
monotonnyprozaiczny

humdrum

[ˈhʌmdrʌm] ADJmonótono, rutinario

humdrum

[ˈhʌmdrʌm] adj [existence, job] → monotone, routinier/ière

humdrum

adjstumpfsinnig

humdrum

[ˈhʌmˌdrʌm] adjmonotono/a, banale

humdrum

(ˈhamdram) adjective
dull. a humdrum life.
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