Sentence: He also, she wrote, “had an uncanny ability to complicate the obvious and sanctify the banal — just like a poet.” (Source: www.nytimes.com)
Meaning: Boring and obvious; Lacking in originality
How To Remember?
The item is so commonplace and unoriginal that if you banned it, you would have to “ban all“. Its not unique or interesting – boring as hell (assuming hell is boring, of course)!
Trite; Hackneyed; Hoary; Humdrum; Platitudinous; Prosaic.
Original; Fresh; Novel; Unhackneyed.
For more words, click here!
Picture Credit: www.flickr.com
[Which art is banal and which is not can also be a matter of perspective.]
Subscribe to the blog for whetting your vocabulary and communication skills!
Comment | Like | Share
Categories: Learning English