humdrum humdrum  /ˈhəmd ˌrəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
  2. (adj) not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
  3. (adj) tediously repetitious or lacking in variety

Usage(s):

  1. What was odd was that instead of queuing up in front of department stores or exclusive boutiques, fashion addicts were camped outside of humdrum supermarkets.
  2. In the more humdrum world of the 20th century, witty, Cambridge-educated Sir Charles Vyner Brooke became even more of a legend than his predecessors.
  3. Shojo plots focus on love and relationships, and often include adventures in magical worlds outside the humdrum realities of school and home.

News

  1. Top Trips for Science Lovers

    Lovers of science, listen up: If you’re tired of humdrum science museums filled with dusty models of the planets and boring films of volcanos on a continuous loop, there are a host of amazing places where you can see -- up close -- wondrous natural and scientific discoveries sure to spark the Einstein in you . Quench your thirst for all things scientific with a trip to one (or all) of these ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. UK Opera Theatre bedazzles with a ‘It’s A Grand Night For Singing!’

    On what could have been another humdrum Thursday night in June, UK Opera Theatre instead transformed the stage at the Singletary Center for the Arts into a magical space bursting with color, glitter, and talent in “It’s A Grand Night For Singing!,” transporting the audience to the world of Broadway for the second weekend in a row.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Kentucky Kernel

  3. Chrysler Town & Country

    Are there any more ignored and humdrum automotive products in most people’s minds than the K-car and minivan from Chrysler? 0 read more
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KETK 56 Tyler

Quotes

  1. "It does not become so humdrum that five guys show up and they're the prohibitive favorites and maybe no one comes out to watch any more," Doyle said.
    on Jul 4, 2007 By: Allen Doyle Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "They're getting out of their humdrum problems and forgetting them, at least for the time being here in Las Vegas," Goodman said. "For the locals, it's almost the same thing-they're suppressing whatever issues they've confronted during the...
    on Dec 31, 2008 By: Oscar Goodman Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. As Margaret Thatcher said when Argentina invaded the Falklands: "It is exciting to have a real crisis on your hands, when you have spent half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment."
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Margaret Thatcher Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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