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  • n. The quality of being humdrum; mundanity.


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humdrum +‎ -ness


  • If this temperament oftentimes allowed Tory to color humdrumness with rose, it also gave her a sensitive distaste to what other people might not feel so intensely.

    The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest

  • Is not the commonplaceness, the humdrumness, the dead-levelness, of life largely a matter of individual vision, "as I see it"?

    The Hills of Hingham

  • I certainly have got a case of humdrumness and fatigue on for the ones I do know.

    Strictly business: more stories of the four million

  • The same spirit which induces a man to break out of orthodox humdrumness, induces him to love the marvellous, the forbidden, the odd, the wild, the droll -- even as I do.


  • When they were older they planned to marry, but neither wanted to settle down to the humdrumness that they had always known.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • Amidst the humdrumness of coping with self, family, community, finance, illness etc. where do we have time to be self questioning?

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Most striking about their relationship is not Mrs. Pugach’s lingering resentment, not her husband’s less-than-evident remorse, and not even their mutual dependence, but the marriage’s frank descent into humdrumness.

    Sunday Reading

  • And in between there, there’s just a whole lot of humdrumness which may be the real bete noire.



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