humdrum: Associated Words
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  • unbearably
    • adverb to an unbearable degree
      • it was unbearably hot in the room

  • ordinariness
    • noun the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
      mundaneness; mundanity.

  • everyday
    • adjective satellite found in the ordinary course of events
      mundane; unremarkable; quotidian; workaday; routine.
      • 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
    • adjective satellite appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
      casual; daily.
      • casual clothes
      • everyday clothes

  • workaday
    • adjective satellite found in the ordinary course of events
      mundane; unremarkable; quotidian; routine; everyday.
      • 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

  • monotonous
    • adjective satellite tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; all work and no play"
      humdrum.
      • a humdrum existence
      • nothing is so monotonous as the sea
    • adjective satellite sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
      flat; monotonic; monotone.
      • the owl's faint monotonous hooting

  • tediousness
    • noun dullness owing to length or slowness
      tedium; tiresomeness.

  • prosaic
    • adjective satellite not fanciful or imaginative
      matter-of-fact.
      • local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones
      • a prosaic and unimaginative essay
    • adjective satellite lacking wit or imagination
      pedestrian; prosy; earthbound.
      • a pedestrian movie plot

  • existences
    • noun the state or fact of existing
      being; beingness.
      • a point of view gradually coming into being
      • laws in existence for centuries
    • noun everything that exists anywhere
      universe; creation; macrocosm; world; cosmos.
      • they study the evolution of the universe
      • the biggest tree in existence

  • seemingly
    • adverb from appearances alone
      ostensibly; on the face of it; apparently.
      • irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land
      • the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
      • had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy
      • on the face of it the problem seems minor

  • domesticity
    • noun the quality of being domestic or domesticated
      • a royal family living in unpretentious domesticity
    • noun domestic activities or life
      • making a hobby of domesticity

  • ordinary
    • noun a judge of a probate court
    • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
      • not out of the ordinary

  • crone
    • noun an ugly evil-looking old woman
      beldam; witch; beldame; hag.

  • dreary
    • adjective satellite lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
      drab.
      • her drab personality
      • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
      • a series of dreary dinner parties
    • adjective satellite causing dejection
      blue; dingy; drear; disconsolate; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
      • a blue day
      • the dark days of the war
      • a week of rainy depressing weather
      • a disconsolate winter landscape
      • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
      • a dark gloomy day
      • grim rainy weather

  • monotony
    • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
      humdrum; sameness.
      • 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
    • noun constancy of tone or pitch or inflection

  • mrs.
    The customary abbreviation of Mistress when used as a title of courtesy, in writing and printing. abbr. of Misses
  • routine
    • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
      modus operandi.
    • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
      turn; bit; number; act.
      • he did his act three times every evening
      • she had a catchy little routine
      • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

  • otherwise
    • adjective satellite other than as supposed or expected
      • the outcome was otherwise
    • adverb in other respects or ways
      • he is otherwise normal
      • the funds are not otherwise available
      • an otherwise hopeless situation

  • hornpipe
    • noun a British solo dance performed by sailors
    • noun music for dancing the hornpipe

  • fairly
    • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
      pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling; somewhat.
      • pretty big
      • pretty bad
      • jolly decent of him
      • the shoes are priced reasonably
      • he is fairly clever with computers
    • adverb without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
      evenhandedly; fair.
      • deal fairly with one another

  • routines
    • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
      modus operandi.
    • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
      turn; bit; number; act.
      • he did his act three times every evening
      • she had a catchy little routine
      • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

  • homely
    • adjective satellite lacking in physical beauty or proportion
      plain.
      • a homely child
      • several of the buildings were downright homely
      • a plain girl with a freckled face
    • adjective satellite having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable
      homey; homelike; homy.
      • the homely everyday atmosphere
      • a homey little inn

  • banality
    • noun a trite or obvious remark
      platitude; cliche; commonplace; bromide.

  • usual
    • adjective occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure
      • grew the usual vegetables
      • the usual summer heat
      • came at the usual time
      • the child's usual bedtime
    • adjective satellite commonly encountered
      common.
      • a common (or familiar) complaint
      • the usual greeting

  • drudgery
    • noun hard monotonous routine work
      donkeywork; plodding; grind.

  • daily
    • noun a newspaper that is published every day
    • adjective satellite of or belonging to or occurring every day
      day-by-day; day-after-day; day-to-day.
      • daily routine
      • a daily paper

  • tedium
    • noun the feeling of being bored by something tedious
      ennui; boredom.
    • noun dullness owing to length or slowness
      tiresomeness; tediousness.

  • pretty
    • adjective satellite pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
      • pretty girl
      • pretty song
      • pretty room
    • adjective satellite (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
      • a pretty mess
      • a pretty kettle of fish

  • chores
    • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
      job; task.
      • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
      • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
      • the endless task of classifying the samples
      • the farmer's morning chores

  • boring
    • noun the act of drilling
      drilling.
    • noun the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
      oil production; drilling.

  • mediocrity
    • noun ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
      averageness.
    • noun a person of second-rate ability or value
      second-rater.
      • a team of aging second-raters
      • shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him

  • frivolous
    • adjective not serious in content or attitude or behavior
      • a frivolous novel
      • a frivolous remark
      • a frivolous young woman

  • existence
    • noun the state or fact of existing
      being; beingness.
      • a point of view gradually coming into being
      • laws in existence for centuries
    • noun everything that exists anywhere
      universe; creation; macrocosm; world; cosmos.
      • they study the evolution of the universe
      • the biggest tree in existence

  • plodding
    • noun hard monotonous routine work
      donkeywork; drudgery; grind.
    • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
      plod.
      • I could recognize his plod anywhere

  • quiet
    • noun a period of calm weather
      lull.
      • there was a lull in the storm
    • noun an untroubled state; free from disturbances
      tranquility; tranquillity.

  • normality
    • noun being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
      normalcy.
    • noun (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter
      N.

  • somewhat
    • adverb to a small degree or extent
      slightly; more or less.
      • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
      • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
    • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
      fairly; pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling.
      • pretty big
      • pretty bad
      • jolly decent of him
      • the shoes are priced reasonably
      • he is fairly clever with computers

  • rockford
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  • dull
    • verb make dull in appearance
      • Age had dulled the surface
    • verb become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
      • the varnished table top dulled with time

  • commonplaces
    • noun a trite or obvious remark
      banality; platitude; cliche; bromide.
    • adjective satellite completely ordinary and unremarkable
      • air travel has now become commonplace
      • commonplace everyday activities

  • relatively
    • adverb in a relative manner; by comparison to something else
      comparatively.
      • the situation is relatively calm now

  • lives
    • verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
      dwell; inhabit; populate.
      • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
      • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
      • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
      • deer are populating the woods
    • verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
      • we had to live frugally after the war

  • comparatively
    • adverb in a relative manner; by comparison to something else
      relatively.
      • the situation is relatively calm now

  • tasks
    • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
      project; undertaking; labor.
      • he prepared for great undertakings
    • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
      job; chore.
      • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
      • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
      • the endless task of classifying the samples
      • the farmer's morning chores

  • mere
    • noun a small pond of standing water
    • adjective satellite being nothing more than specified
      • a mere child

  • preoccupations
    • noun an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
    • noun the mental state of being preoccupied by something
      absorption; preoccupancy; engrossment.

  • more
    • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
      more than.
      • more land
      • more support
      • more rain fell
      • more than a gallon
    • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
      Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.

  • minutiae
    • noun a small or minor detail
      • he had memorized the many minutiae of the legal code

  • maddening
    • adjective satellite extremely annoying or displeasing
      exasperating; infuriating; vexing.
      • his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating
      • I've had an exasperating day
      • her infuriating indifference
      • the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening
    • verb cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
      madden; craze.

  • realities
    • noun all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
      world.
      • his world was shattered
      • we live in different worlds
      • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
    • noun the state of being actual or real
      realness; realism.
      • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

  • stale
    • verb urinate, of cattle and horses
    • adjective lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
      • stale bread
      • the beer was stale

  • affair
    • noun a vaguely specified concern
      matter; thing.
      • several matters to attend to
      • it is none of your affair
      • things are going well
    • noun a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
      liaison; involvement; affaire; amour; intimacy.

  • supposedly
    • adverb believed or reputed to be the case
      purportedly.

  • sameness
    • noun the quality of being alike
      • sameness of purpose kept them together
    • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
      humdrum; monotony.
      • 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

  • pleasantly
    • adverb in a cheerful manner
      cheerily; sunnily.
      • `I'll do the dishes,' he said pleasantly
    • adverb in an enjoyable manner
      enjoyably; agreeably.
      • we spent a pleasantly lazy afternoon

  • rut
    • noun a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)
    • noun a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape
      groove.
      • they fell into a conversational rut

  • decidedly
    • adverb without question and beyond doubt
      emphatically; in spades; unquestionably; by all odds; definitely.
      • it was decidedly too expensive
      • she told him off in spades
      • by all odds they should win

  • drone
    • noun stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
    • noun an unchanging intonation
      droning; monotone.

  • sober
    • verb cause to become sober
      • A sobering thought
    • verb become more realistic
      sober up.
      • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

  • toil
    • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
      labour; labor.
      • his labor did not require a great deal of skill
    • verb work hard
      moil; travail; dig; grind; labour; drudge; labor; fag.
      • She was digging away at her math homework
      • Lexicographers drudge all day long

  • apparently
    • adverb from appearances alone
      ostensibly; on the face of it; seemingly.
      • irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land
      • the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
      • had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy
      • on the face of it the problem seems minor
    • adverb unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
      patently; plainly; plain; obviously; manifestly; evidently.
      • the answer is obviously wrong
      • she was in bed and evidently in great pain
      • he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list
      • it is all patently nonsense
      • she has apparently been living here for some time
      • I thought he owned the property, but apparently not
      • You are plainly wrong
      • he is plain stubborn



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