humdrum

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

boring and ordinary

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humdrum - dull

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Something ‘humdrum’ lacks variety or excitement. It is so monotonous and unchallenging that you might ‘hum’ and ‘drum’ your fingers out of sheer boredom. The word is typically used in relation to a routine, job, or way of living.

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Synonyms monotonous
Antonyms absorbing,breathtaking

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  1. I’m struggling to motivate myself to spend another humdrum day at the office.

  2. We’re living such a humdrum life at the moment. That’s why we’re thinking of adding some adventure by moving abroad.

  3. The work you'll be doing here will not be humdrum. Everyday throws up something different in this job.

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