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Humdrum definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUM'DRUM, a. Dull; stupid.
HUM'DRUM, n. A stupid fellow; a drone.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines" [syn: commonplace, humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous]
2: tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea" [syn: humdrum, monotonous] n
1: the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety; "he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work"; "he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners"; "he hated the sameness of the food the college served" [syn: monotony, humdrum, sameness]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: reduplication of hum Date: 1553 monotonous, dull humdrum noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 commonplace, dull. 2 monotonous. --n. 1 commonplaceness, dullness. 2 a monotonous routine etc. Etymology: 16th c.: prob. f. HUM(1) by redupl.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Humdrum Hum"drum`, a. Monotonous; dull; commonplace. ``A humdrum crone.'' --Bryant.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Humdrum Hum"drum`, n. 1. A dull fellow; a bore. --B. Jonson. 2. Monotonous and tedious routine. Dissatisfied with humdrum. --The Nation. 3. A low cart with three wheels, drawn by one horse.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone or something as humdrum, you mean that they are ordinary, dull, or boring. ...her lawyer husband, trapped in a humdrum but well-paid job... ADJ [disapproval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Dull, prosy, dronish, stupid, wearisome, tiresome, dry, dreary.

Moby Thesaurus

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