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ba·nal·i·ty

 (bə-năl′ĭ-tē, bā-)
n. pl. ba·nal·i·ties
1. The condition or quality of being banal; triviality.
2. Something that is trite, obvious, or predictable; a commonplace.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banality - a trite or obvious remark
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
truism - an obvious truth
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banality

noun
2. cliché, commonplace, platitude, truism, bromide (informal), old chestnut, stock phrase, trite phrase His ability to utter banalities never ceased to amaze me.
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banality

noun
A trite expression or idea:
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Translations

banality

[bəˈnælɪtɪ] Nbanalidad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

banality

[bəˈnælɪti] n
(= banal nature) [remark, conversation, question, idea] → banalité f
(= banal remark) → banalité f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

banality

nBanalität f
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banality

[bəˈnælɪtɪ] nbanalità f inv
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References in classic literature ?
My friends pursued their course with uneventfulness; they had no longer any surprises for me, and when I met them I knew pretty well what they would say; even their love-affairs had a tedious banality. We were like tram-cars running on their lines from terminus to terminus, and it was possible to calculate within small limits the number of passengers they would carry.
Clothes, slight figure, clear-cut, thin, sun-tanned face, pose, all this was so good that it was saved from the danger of banality only by the mobile black eyes of a keenness that one doesn't meet every day in the south of France and still less in Italy.
It was here, then, I thought, looking round at that plot of ground of deplorable banality, that their acquaintance will begin and go on in the exchange of generous indignations and of extreme sentiments, too poignant, perhaps, for a non-Russian mind to conceive.
His trial lasted from April till December 1961 and the famous Jew scholar and writer who fled Germany during the Hitler regime, Hannah Arendt, who wrote extensively about banality of evil, covered the trial in a lot of detail and wrote about it in her book 'Eichmann in Jerusalem: A report on the banality of evil.' This book continues to be read extensively, as it gives a detailed account of those who were involved in the Holocaust.
The words 'everyday' and 'ordinary' themselves carry quite a bit of baggage, and Dinnen's choice to privilege banality allows for a clear vision of digital media and culture to come into view.
Chris Weitz's fact-based, post-World War II wannabe thriller "Operation Finale" exemplifies the banality of historical dramas.
The line is permeable, and Zimbardo calls this the 'banality of evil': Under certain circumstances and social pressures, ordinary people can commit acts that would otherwise be unthinkable.
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis is advising people to jettison life's "useless baggage" in 2018, avoiding the "banality of consumerism" and "empty chatter." Francis offered his reflections on how to savor the real meaning of life as he celebrated New Year's Day mass yesterday in St.
San Francisco, CA, March 19, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Author Jonathan Harnisch is pleased to announce that his literary fiction/erotica novel, "Second Alibi: The Banality of Life" is receiving rave reviews from reviewers.
These prophetic if desperate words of Israeli journalist Gideon Levy speak of the banality of war: a banality associated with the prospect of an unavoidable war to come (2015).
All of this is yet another triumph of the banality and not of the civil awareness while the political company once again forces us to deal with the demands of the culprits for the greatest social hell and not with the solutions to the problem.