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Definition of Humdrum


  1. Monotonous; dull; commonplace.
  2. A dull fellow; a bore.
  3. Monotonous and tedious routine.
  4. A low cart with three wheels, drawn by one horse.

Humdrum Quotations

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Carl Sagan

Think about George Orwell's three-minute hate from the novel '1984' and how that left everyone sort of exhausted and able to live their boring humdrum lives. If our lives are going to continue being unfulfilled and boring, perhaps we do need some sort of short-term violent chaos incorporated into them, to make them more palatable.
Chuck Palahniuk

We're not just any star stuff, most of which is humdrum hydrogen and listless helium. Our bodies include fancier ingredients like carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorous, and a few other herbs and spices.
Seth Shostak

Use your imagination, and you'll see that even the most narrow, humdrum lives are infinite in scope if you examine them with enough care.
Mark Haddon

I think Indians dress better than anyone, but I don't want to imitate more than a detail or two; I prefer my clothes humdrum and inconspicuous, and a cowboy hat just doesn't work for me.
Ian Frazier
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Humdrum Translations

humdrum in Norwegian is kjedelig, ensformig
humdrum in Swedish is enformig, banal
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