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 for banality
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Banality \Ba*nal"i*ty\, n.; pl. Banalities. [F. banalit['e].
     See Banal.]
     Something commonplace, hackneyed, or trivial; the
     commonplace, in speech.
     [1913 Webster]
           The highest things were thus brought down to the
           banalities of discourse.                 --J. Morley.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a trite or obvious remark [syn: platitude, cliche,
           banality, commonplace, bromide]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "banality":
     banalness, bromide, chestnut, cliche, commonness, commonplace,
     commonplace expression, commonplaceness, corn, corniness,
     familiar tune, familiarness, fustiness, hackneyed saying,
     hackneyedness, lieu commun, locus communis, mustiness, old joke,
     old saw, old song, old story, platitude, platitudinousness,
     prosaicism, prosaism, prose, reiteration, retold story,
     rubber stamp, shibboleth, squareness, staleness,
     stereotyped saying, tag, trite saying, triteness, triticism,
     truism, twice-told tale, unoriginality

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