mundanity


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mundanity - the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
2.mundanity - the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
mediocrity, averageness - ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
expectedness - ordinariness as a consequence of being expected and not surprising
commonplaceness, everydayness, commonness - ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
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King Of The World, a joyous little ode, is lifted from mundanity by Bedingfield's vocal chops while plaintive ballad Where We Going Now has a more classic Bedingfield feel to it ....
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Often, the mundanity of the details are the most chilling aspects of these types of cases - like that, after murdering two dog walkers, Dennehy kept one of the animals to be her new pet, and then she and accomplice Gary Stretch drove to a supermarket.
The painting featured the mundanity of a street scene: some barefoot vagrants sitting on the curb, a parked scooter, a crate of soft drinks, a vendor with her basket, and locals seemingly waiting for their ride home or elsewhere.
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The mundanity of real life in "First Man" contrasts with the enormity of the mission.
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Her world-building is based on detailed descriptions that border on newspaper-variety mundanity, and in contrast her characters are described with vibrant vignettes of feelings and flashbacks while remaining vague as to their inspirations.