Part of speech: adjective

Dull; stupid.

Part of speech: adjective

Tedious; monotonous.

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Usage examples "humdrum":

  1. Oh, I don't think humdrum is the right word,- they're just serious- minded. - "Patty's Suitors", Carolyn Wells.
  2. She who had been surrounded by dulness all her life, mild affections, stagnant minds, an easy, humdrum attachment which had all the external features of indifference,- it brought a curious elation to her mind to see that her boy was capable of this flaming and glowing passion. - "A Country Gentleman and his Family", Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.
  3. This humdrum Chinese philosophy is not without merit. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.