Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being mundane; worldliness; worldly feelings; the way of the world.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Worldliness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The characteristic of being mundane; ordinariness; plainness; worldliness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
  • noun the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

Etymologies

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mundane +‎ -ity (“quality of”)

Examples

  • The Voluntary Butler Scheme is Rob Jones of the Midlands, a one-man band who makes songs that you can tap your feet to, songs that have a rinky-dink coastal seaside holiday feeling, that recall the mundanity and ordinariness of 20 th century Britain with a grin.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Twitter is delightful for its lack of complexity allowing anyone to express anything from a grunt to an algorithm, the 140 character limit alternately providing ample room for the idiotic mundanity or just the right amount of constriction to ensure structural economy and possible creative genius.

    Steven Weber: Trickle-Down Ugly

  • The rishis, who became the world's first yogis, purposely left society to meditate in the forests, turning their backs on the mundanity and suffering of the world.

    Eddie Stern: Sheetal Is a Punk Rocker, or How the NYT Wrecks Yoga

  • The rishis, who became the world's first yogis, purposely left society to meditate in the forests, turning their backs on the mundanity and suffering of the world.

    Eddie Stern: Sheetal Is a Punk Rocker, or How the NYT Wrecks Yoga

  • Geosynchron achieves a rare feat for a trilogy-ending volume, namely it takes the series one level higher, beyond mundanity to true sense-of-wonder SF, so it finally plays on the level of the masters of modern SF like [Alistair] Reynolds and [Peter F.]

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Twitter is delightful for its lack of complexity allowing anyone to express anything from a grunt to an algorithm, the 140 character limit alternately providing ample room for the idiotic mundanity or just the right amount of constriction to ensure structural economy and possible creative genius.

    Steven Weber: Trickle-Down Ugly

  • This comment was originally posted on Twitter mundanity said at 9pm on Jan 11th # |

    OpenID Connect | FactoryCity

  • In her work it ranges across the whole spectrum of resonance, from affirmation, celebration, punchy frankness to unpleasantness, insult and mundanity, via the still-thrilling buzz of the just-not-said, and all simultaneously, all in the swivel of a repetition, the shape a word cuts in time.

    Tracey Emin: 'What you see is what I am'

  • But during my entire life, songs continued to pour out of me, as one did the day after "Everything Changed," as I thought about the concept of suburban life, its tranquility -- and its mundanity the day before 9/11.

    Harry Spero: Reflections on Writing About the New World

  • Geosynchron achieves a rare feat for a trilogy-ending volume, namely it takes the series one level higher, beyond mundanity to true sense-of-wonder SF, so it finally plays on the level of the masters of modern SF like [Alistair] Reynolds and [Peter F.]

    Get the Jump on the Future

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