Commonplace



[kom-uh n-pleys] /ˈkɒm ənˌpleɪs/

adjective
1.
ordinary; undistinguished or uninteresting; without individuality:
a commonplace person.
2.
trite; hackneyed; platitudinous:
a commonplace remark.
noun
3.
a well-known, customary, or obvious remark; a trite or uninteresting saying.
4.
anything common, ordinary, or uninteresting.
5.
Archaic. a place or passage in a book or writing noted as important for reference or quotation.
/ˈkɒmənˌpleɪs/
adjective
1.
ordinary; everyday: commonplace duties
2.
dull and obvious; trite: commonplace prose
noun
3.
something dull and trite, esp a remark; platitude; truism
4.
a passage in a book marked for inclusion in a commonplace book, etc
5.
an ordinary or common thing
n.

1540s, “a statement generally accepted,” literal translation of Latin locus communis, from Greek koinos topos “general topic.” See common (adj.) + place (n.). The adjectival sense of “having nothing original” dates from c.1600.

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