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banal

buh nol

  • s  repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

  • How banal is it for Bruni to be provoking official protest from Bogota over her song Ma Came, (My Smack), which likens love for her man to addictive Columbian cocaine?
  • For many Indians, the film's subject and treatment are familiar to the point of being banal.
  • The banal exchange of mails between the students left the faculty frustrated.
News & Articles

  • The World Bank's Regulation Rankings: Flawed but Necessary
    The World Bank’s Doing Business rankings rate countries on the complexity and time taken to follow the official steps to set up and run a company. It may sound like a banal process, but the ranking has sparked a bitter international argument.
    June 10, 2013 - BusinessWeek
  • BuzzFeed hires Guardian bureau chief in latest push for influence
    BuzzFeed is in the process of a rapid-fire evolution from banal list site to serious news player. Its hiring of a senior Guardian journalist also reflects its enviable financial position.
    June 10, 2013 - paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance
  • Possible future Google Glass lessons in Trulia's app
    Can Google Glass make the banal exciting? Trulia's new real estate Glass app could foretell part of the future of the wearable Internet. Originally posted at News - Internet & Media
    June 8, 2013 - CNET
Quotes

  • Karl Lagerfeld in AFP
    German couture legend Karl Lagerfeld told AFP: "I knew him very little but knew his work, which brought him a lot of success. I found his work very interesting and never banal," he added.
  • Gene Weingarten in Huffington Post (blog)
    The experiment, as the Post reporter Gene Weingarten wrote, was "an unblinking assessment of public taste: In a banal setting at an inconvenient time, would beauty transcend?"
  • Bohumil Doležal in International Herald Tribune
    Havel gets attention in the West by saying banal, kitschy things,said Bohumil Dolezal, a leading rightist commentator who once worked for Klaus. "One who tries to be responsible for everything isn't responsible for anything."

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