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banality

[buh-nal-i-tee, bey-] /bəˈnæl ɪ ti, beɪ-/
noun, plural banalities.
1.
the condition or quality of being banal, or devoid of freshness or originality:
the banality of everyday life.
2.
an instance of this:
We sat around the dinner table exchanging banalities.
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Word Origin and History for banality
n.

1861, triteness, from French banalité "banality, commonplace," from banal (see banal).

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