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Definition of humdrum adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

humdrum

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈhʌmdrʌm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌmdrʌm//
 
Boredom
 
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boring and always the same synonym dull, tedious a humdrum existence/job/life the use of computers to perform humdrum tasks the humdrum business of making money See related entries: Boredom Word Origin mid 16th cent.: probably a reduplication of hum.Extra examples His arrival brought some variety into the humdrum life at the gallery. How I wish it was over and I could get back to my humdrum routine. There is a lot of dull, humdrum work in local politics.
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