- 1an idea, expression, remark, etc. that is not new or interesting
- 2a place or situation that is not special or interesting
Using commonplace: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "commonplace" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The speech was filled with commonplace remarks.
The park was just a commonplace area with no special features.
The story's plot was quite commonplace and predictable.
commonplace Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with commonplace
We often take our health for granted until we get sick.
ordinary and not special or exciting in any way
The restaurant served run-of-the-mill food that was nothing to write home about.
The movie was okay, but nothing to write home about.
Origins of commonplace
from Old French 'comun', meaning 'common' and 'place'
Summary: commonplace in Brief
The term 'commonplace' [ˈkɒmənpleɪs] refers to ideas, expressions, remarks, places, or situations that are not new, interesting, or special. It is often used to describe things that are ordinary, mundane, or routine, as in 'The story's plot was quite commonplace and predictable.' Synonyms include 'banal,' 'ordinary,' and 'mundane,' while antonyms include 'unique' and 'extraordinary.' Phrases like 'take something for granted' and 'run-of-the-mill' are commonly associated with this term.