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banal

210 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[bˈe͡ɪnə͡l], [bˈe‍ɪnə‍l], [b_ˈeɪ_n_əl]
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Synonyms for Banal:

mediocre (adjective)

average, common, mean, mediocre, modest, mundane, normal, ordinary, routine, so-so, standard, suburban, usual.

tasteless (adjective)

bland, flat, flavorless, insipid, jejune, mild, milquetoast, plain, savorless, stale, tasteless, unsavory, vapid, weak.

unimportant (adjective)

fiddling, flyspeck, frivolous, inconsequential, insignificant, irrelevant, measly, minute, one-horse, piddling, trifling, trite, trivial, unimportant, worthless.

Other synonyms and related words:

Hackney, Overworked, antiquated, asinine, automatic, automaton-like, back-number, banausic, bewhiskered, blah, boring, bromidic, camp, central, changeless, characterless, cliche, cobwebby, colourless, commonplace, conventional, cornball, cornfed, corny, customary, cut-and-dried, dead, drab, dreary, dry, dry-as-dust, dull, dull as dishwater, dumb, empty, endless, ennuyant, everyday, exhausting, fade, familiar, far from original, fatiguing, fatuous, footling, fusty, hack, hackneyed, hand-me-down, ho-hum, hoary, hokey, homely, humdrum, inapt, innocuous, intermediary, intermediate, laborious, lifeless, little, long-drawn-out, long-winded, mechanical, medial, median, medium, middle-of-the-road, middling, milk-and-water, moderate, monotonic, monotonous, moth-eaten, mouldy, musty, namby-pamby, niggling, noplace, not challenging, nothing, nowhere, old, old fashioned, old-hat, over-long, overdone, overused, pabulum, pale, pedestrian, petty, piffling, platitudinal, platitudinous, played out, plebeian, predictable, prolonged, prosaic, prosy, reach-me-down, repetitious, repetitive, reworked, run-of-the-mill, sapless, set, shop-worn, shopsoiled, shopworn, silly, simple, sleep-inducing, soporific, spiritless, square, staple, stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, stock, superficial, tame, tedious, threadbare, timeworn, tired, tiresome, tiring, traditional, tripe, truistic, unappealing, unchanging, undistinguished, undiversified, unending, uneventful, unexciting, unglamorous, unglamourous, unimaginative, uninspired, uninspiring, uninteresting, unoriginal, unpoetic, unromantic, unvaried, unvarying, vulgar, warmed-over, waterish, watery, wearing, wearisome, weary, wearying, well-known, well-worn, wishy-washy, workaday, worn, worn thin, worn-out, zero, zestless.

Rhymes for Banal:

  1. loll, dahl, molle, pall, doll, natal, moll, caul, fall, sol;
  2. chagall, cabal;
  3. wiesenthal;

Quotes for Banal:

  1. To some, the '50s were a decade marked by the banal the predictable. Annette Funicello.
  2. In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal enjoy democratic equality. Mary McCarthy.
  3. Banal words function as a feeble phenomena that fall into their own mental bogs of meaning. Robert Smithson.
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