Etymology
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humdrum (adj.)

"routine, monotonous, dull, commonplace," 1550s, probably a reduplication of hum. As a noun, "monotony, tediousness," from 1727; earlier it meant "dull person" (1590s).

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Definitions of humdrum
1
humdrum (adj.)
not challenging; dull and lacking excitement;
Synonyms: commonplace / prosaic / unglamorous / unglamourous
humdrum (adj.)
tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play";
Synonyms: monotonous
2
humdrum (n.)
the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety;
he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
Synonyms: monotony / sameness
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