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Definition ordinary or lacking interest or excitement — possibly to the point of being boring

or more rarely:

belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly
  • I'm going to have to spend all of Saturday running errands and doing mundane chores.
mundane = ordinary — possibly boring
  • Her art fascinates us with mundane objects by blowing them out of proportion.
  • mundane = ordinary (uninteresting)
  • Broaden your minds, my dears, and allow your eyes to see past the mundane!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • mundane = ordinary
  • One particular July day began like any other mundane day, in my now slave-like existence.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • mundane = ordinary or lacking interest or excitement
  • The question was so mundane I had to laugh. A headache? Did I have a headache? I was living a nightmare inside a nightmare.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • mundane = ordinary
  • there weren't many obstacles you could skate around on the ground floor except the kitchen table, and that got mundane after awhile.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • mundane = old (lacking in interest or excitement)
  • This is a time when the veil between the mundane world and the strange and beautiful realms of the Goddess become[s] thin indeed.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • mundane = belonging to this earth or world—not a heavenly world
  • Does this sound horribly mundane?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • mundane = uninteresting (too ordinary to discuss)
  • They were there, or would be there, because of the simple, mundane things Eddie had done in his life,
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • mundane = ordinary
  • The talk turns mundane at times, with complaints of low pay, hard hours, bratty children.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • mundane = ordinary (lacking interest or excitement)
  • ...rising above mundane, towering over ordinary.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • mundane = ordinary (lacking interest or excitement)
  • He wore his most mundane clothes—jeans, a white shirt, and a dark jacket over them.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • mundane = ordinary; or belonging to our ordinary world
  • No mundane doctor would know how to heal those wounds.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • mundane = ordinary; or belonging to our ordinary world
  • The distinction between the poor teachings of mundane science and our sacred all-embracing teaching is clear to me.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • Even in the upper and damp region I procured very few, excepting some minute Diptera and Hymenoptera, mostly of common mundane forms.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Voyage of the Beagle
  • It is a very mundane word which I had allowed to escape me.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
  • Photographers do this for a living, every single day — they point their lenses toward every single corner of our world and somehow make the mundane mesmerizing through their artistic eye. It's all a matter of being aware of your surroundings and realizing that there are some really amazing and interesting things to look at, even if it may just be something so simple as a wall being covered up by paint.
    Ward Jenkins
  • "Ass" was evidently the word, and the angel retired, smiling with mundane satisfaction over the compliment that reached her ears.
    Alcott, Louisa May  --  Eight Cousins
  • Oh, yes, wicked, I own, as everything mundane is.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • not a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind

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