mundanity mundanity

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
  2. (n) the quality of being commonplace and ordinary

Usage(s):

  1. The game's genius lies in exactly what should have made it a flop: its mundanity.
  2. Part of the appeal of that show was its mundanity, the feeling that you were watching the family be the way it was, without the desire to put on a facade for anyone.
  3. While playing a cop in the remake of the movie The Thomas Crown Affair, Leary hung out with a police adviser and was fascinated by the stress and mundanity of police life.

News

  1. Father's Day: Why a 'superhero' father wants to join the Mothers Association

    Where are the fathers? In my neighborhood, the Mothers Association gets things done. Too many men want to avoid the thankless tasks that women have performed for hundreds of patriarchal years. They're also missing out on the beautiful intimate mundanity of nurturing a human being.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. 'Bling Ring': When Fame-Obsessed Teens Go Rogue

    As with many of Sofia Coppola's films, it's the quiet mundanity of The Bling Ring that really hits home. Based on a Vanity Fair article, the story follows a group of privileged but troubled teens as they rob the homes of various Hollywood A-listers.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NPR

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