humdrum Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun 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
adjective satellite not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
prosaic; commonplace; unglamourous; unglamorous.
- an unglamorous job greasing engines
adjective satellite tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; all work and no play"
- a humdrum existence
- nothing is so monotonous as the sea
Monotonous; dull; commonplace."A humdrum crone." Bryant.
A dull fellow; a bore.B. Jonson.
Monotonous and tedious routine.
Dissatisfied with humdrum. The Nation.
A low cart with three wheels, drawn by one horse.
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