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

  Commonplace \Com"mon*place`\, a.
     Common; ordinary; trite; as, a commonplace person, or
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commonplace \Com"mon*place`\, n.
     1. An idea or expression wanting originality or interest; a
        trite or customary remark; a platitude.
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     2. A memorandum; something to be frequently consulted or
        referred to.
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              Whatever, in my reading, occurs concerning this our
              fellow creature, I do never fail to set it down by
              way of commonplace.                   --Swift.
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     Commonplace book, a book in which records are made of
        things to be remembered.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commonplace \Com"mon*place`\, v. t.
     To enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general
     heads. --Felton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commonplace \Com"mon*place`\, v. i.
     To utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: completely ordinary and unremarkable; "air travel has now
             become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities"
      2: not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous
         job greasing engines" [syn: commonplace, humdrum,
         prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous]
      3: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic
         sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace";
         "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare
         jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor
         `hard as nails'" [syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed,
         old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn,
         tired, trite, well-worn]
      n 1: a trite or obvious remark [syn: platitude, cliche,
           banality, commonplace, bromide]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  209 Moby Thesaurus words for "commonplace":
     Attic, Babbittish, Philistine, Spartan, abstraction, accustomed,
     ascetic, austere, average, back-number, bald, banal, banality,
     bare, baseborn, below the salt, bewhiskered, bourgeois, bromide,
     bromidic, campy, candid, chaste, chestnut, classic, classical,
     cliche, cliched, cockney, common, commonly known,
     commonplace expression, conventional, corn, corny, current,
     customary, cut-and-dried, direct, dry, dull, everyday, fade,
     familiar, familiar tune, flat, frank, fusty, garden,
     garden-variety, general, general idea, generalization,
     generalized proposition, glittering generality, habitual, hackney,
     hackneyed, hackneyed expression, hackneyed saying, high-camp,
     homely, homespun, household, humble, humdrum, inanity, insipid,
     kitschy, lean, lieu commun, locus communis, low, low-camp, lowborn,
     lowbred, lowly, matter-of-fact, mean, middle-class, moth-eaten,
     mundane, musty, natural, neat, no great shakes, nonclerical,
     nondescript, normal, normative, notorious, old hat, old joke,
     old saw, old song, old story, open, ordinary, overworked,
     pedestrian, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken, plastic,
     platitude, platitudinous, plebeian, poetryless, pop, popular,
     predominating, prescriptive, prevailing, prevalent, prosaic,
     prosaicism, prosaism, prose, prosing, prosy, proverbial, public,
     pure, pure and simple, regular, regulation, reiteration,
     retold story, rubber stamp, rude, run-of-mine, run-of-the-mill,
     rustic, set, severe, shabby-genteel, shallowness, shibboleth,
     shopworn, simple, simple-speaking, sober, spare, square, stale,
     standard, stark, stereotype, stereotyped, stereotyped saying,
     stock, straightforward, suburban, sweeping statement, tag,
     talked-about, talked-of, third-estate, threadbare, timeworn, tired,
     tired cliche, tiresome, trite, trite saying, triteness, triticism,
     truism, truistic, twice-told tale, typical, unadorned, unaffected,
     unembellished, uneventful, unexceptional, ungenteel, unidealistic,
     unimaginative, unimpassioned, universal, universally admitted,
     universally recognized, unnoteworthy, unoriginal, unpoetic,
     unpoetical, unremarkable, unromantic, unspectacular, unvarnished,
     usual, vapid, vernacular, vulgar, warmed-over, well-kenned,
     well-known, well-recognized, well-understood, well-worn,
     widely known, wishy-washiness, wonted, workaday, workday, worn,
     worn thin, worn-out

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