Synonyms of commonplace in English:


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1‘he had a tame and commonplace style of writing’

ordinary, run-of-the-mill, middle-of-the-road, mainstream, unremarkable, unexceptional, undistinguished, uninspired, unexciting, unmemorable, forgettable, indifferent, average, so-so, mediocre, pedestrian, prosaic, lacklustre, dull, bland, uninteresting, mundane, everyday, quotidian, humdrum, hackneyed, trite, banal, clichéd, predictable, overused, overdone, overworked, stale, worn out, time-worn, tired, unoriginal, derivative
British common or garden
North American garden variety
informal nothing to write home about, nothing to get excited about, no great shakes, not so hot, not up to much, vanilla, plain vanilla, bog-standard, a dime a dozen, old hat, corny, played out, hacky
British informal not much cop, ten a penny
North American informal ornery, bush-league, cornball, dime-store
Australian, New Zealand informal half-pie

outstanding, original

2‘business trips abroad are now commonplace occurrences’

common, normal, usual, ordinary, familiar, routine, standard, everyday, day-to-day, daily, regular, frequent, habitual, conventional, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable



1‘early death was a commonplace in those days’

everyday event, everyday thing
routine, nothing out of the ordinary

2‘he had a great store of commonplaces which he adapted to any subject’

platitude, cliché, truism, banal saying, hackneyed saying, overworked saying, trite saying, stock phrase, old chestnut, banality, bromide