Pronunciation of Commonplace
/kˈɒmənplˌe͡ɪs/, /kˈɒmənplˌe‍ɪs/, /k_ˈɒ_m_ə_n_p_l_ˌeɪ_s/

Antonyms for commonplace:

extraordinary, way out, rare, peculiar, irregular, outre, bizarre, abnormal.

Synonyms for commonplace:

Sense 1

second nature, unremarkable, normalcy, overblown, platitudinal, routinely, normality, flesh and blood, white-bread, ordinarily, stereotypical, overused, nondescript, stereotypic, unexceptional, rough-and-ready, characterless, warmed-over, unmemorable, ho-hum, garden-variety, cookie-cutter, bromidic, cut-and-dried, formulaic, day-to-day, no-frills.

Sense 2

fair, mainstream, corny, anonymous, human, truism, simple, middle, platitudinous, typical, unadventurous, norm, vanilla, Overworked, garden, pro forma, worn-out, stereotyped.

Sense 3

rude, crude.

Sense 4

stale, basic.

Sense 5


Sense 6


Sense 9


Sense 10


Sense 14





undistinguished, plain.




musty, trite, ready-made.

Other synonyms and related words:

day-to-day, old, threadbare, trite, popular, worn-out, unexciting, timeworn, stereotypic, cookie-cutter, public, cliche, norm, tasteless, hack, standard-issue, platitudinal, pedestrian, hackneyed, Overworked, platitude, ubiquitous, common or garden, banality, undistinguished, shopworn, banal, typical, rough-and-ready, rule, bromidic, household, routinely, matter of fact, trivial, garden, shopsoiled, unremarkable, garden-variety, ready-made, cut-and-dried, mainstream, unglamorous, prevalent, characterless, ho-hum, stereotyped, unexceptional, unglamourous, indifferent, plain, overblown, hackney, unmemorable, humble, simple, truism, unadventurous, bromide, corny, prosy, rude, stereotypical, workaday, unoriginal, overused, normalcy, earthbound, formulaic, platitudinous, stale, nondescript, musty, cobwebby, fair, moth-eaten, tired, vanilla, warmed-over, middle, well-worn, quotidian, human.

average (adjective)

moderate, midmost, medium, ordinary, predominant, middling, normal, common, customary, middle-of-the-road, run-of-the-mill, everyday, mean, mezzo, average, standard, mid, conventional, dominant, usual, median, stereotype, halfway, stock, mainstream, mediocre.

boring (adjective)

dreary, uninteresting, boring, prosaic, dull, depressing, monotonous, tiresome, humdrum, tedious, well-worn, insipid, characterless, dry, wearisome, mundane.

daily (adjective)


dull (adjective)


frequent (adjective)

recurrent, frequent.

hackneyed (adjective)


regular (adjective)

normal, cyclical, regular, accustomed, mundane, Predominating, average, constant, Familiar, habitual, recurrent, frequent, continual, stock, monotonous, prevailing, steady, canonical, orthodox, everyday, chronic, conventional, ordinary, epochal, universal, metronomic, standard, periodic, usual, general, customary, common, traditional, rhythmic, routine.

unexceptional (adjective)


unimaginative (adjective)


usual, everyday (adjective)

humdrum, normal, uninteresting, stale, typical, threadbare, characterless, stereotyped, unexceptional, customary, middling, mediocre, middle-of-the-road, prosaic, pedestrian, run-of-the-mill, Familiar, hackneyed, corny, ordinary, mainstream, prevalent, worn-out, vanilla, workaday, conventional, mundane, trite.

Sense 2 (noun)

typical, nondescript.

Sense 3 (noun)

formulaic, unremarkable, garden-variety, cut-and-dried, undistinguished, indifferent, garden, plain, unexceptional.

Sense 4 (noun)

corny, platitudinal, stereotyped, Overworked, worn-out, musty, warmed-over, platitudinous, bromidic, stereotypical, overused, stereotypic, stale.

clichéd saying or idea (noun)

platitude, stereotype, bromide, banality.

commonplace (noun)

bromide, unexciting, unoriginal, ordinary, humdrum, banal, timeworn, threadbare, hackneyed, stock, tired, prosaic, platitude, well-worn, shopworn, unglamorous, cliche, unglamourous, trivial, trite, banality.

platitude (noun)


Usage examples for commonplace:

  • She had come down to the level of the utterly commonplace. - "From the Housetops", George Barr McCutcheon.
  • How commonplace the letters were! - "John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3)", Mary E. Braddon.
  • That's why their leaders are ignorant and commonplace men. - "A People's Man", E. Phillips Oppenheim.

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