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Definition lacking in variety — typically boring
  • We hope to replace people with robots for the most monotonous work.
monotonous = lacking variety and boring
  • She read the three pages aloud in a monotonous voice.
  • monotonous = lacking in variety of tone or pitch
  • I find the worksheets monotonous.
  • monotonous = boring
  • The cafeteria food is good, but it gets monotonous after a while.
  • monotonous = boring (from a lack of variety)
  • The study indicates that traffic accidents from falling asleep increase on long, straight, monotonous roads.
  • monotonous = lacking in variety and boring
  • It makes me think of Ben Stein's monotonous lecture in the movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
  • monotonous = lacking in variety of tone or pitch
  • Nothing is so monotonous as the open sea on a still day.
  • monotonous = lacking in variety
  • The only sound is the monotonous hum of the heater on the ceiling.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • monotonous = lacking in variety
  • investigative reporting is mostly monotonous work, digging through thousands of words for the one word that doesn't ring true.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • monotonous = lacking in variety
  • Granpa said that when things had got monotonous for ol' Slick he had gone so far as to come and set in the edge of the cabin clearing, trying to get Granpa and the hounds to trail him.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • monotonous = boring (due to a lack of variety)
  • For the first hours, the drama of the storm kept them fascinated, amazed at its power, wondering when the next peal of thunder would shake the cliffs. Then the driving rain became simply monotonous,
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • monotonous = uninteresting due to lack of variety
  • He said woodenly, "If I was alone I could live so easy." His voice was monotonous, had no emphasis. "I could get a job an' not have no mess."
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • monotonous = lacking in variety of tone and rhythm
  • Occasionally, rumors of my eventual return to Iraq would interrupt the monotony of my days, but since I'd been there before, the thought of my return affected me little.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • monotony = sameness (lack of variety)
  • One thing that helped to break the monotony of being locked in by the storm was the arrival of Leon and Eugene.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • monotony = lack of variety
  • During the next week, Cole settled into the monotonous routine of the detention center.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • monotonous = lacking in variety
  • ...monotonously falls the rain.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • monotonously = without variation
  • And maybe we can worry a little, just to break up the monotony.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • monotony = boredom through lack of variety
  • Underneath all to me is myself, to you yourself, (the same monotonous old song.)
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • monotonous = lacking in variety
  • It was as though, so long as the deceit ran along quiet and monotonous, all of us let ourselves be deceived,
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • monotonous = dull (lacking variety)
  • But he was so boring and monotonous that he was only teaching us how to sleep with our eyes open.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
monotonous = lacking in variety and/or boring

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