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humdrum (adj) lacking variety; boring.

A humdrum movie is a boring movie because it has nothing new or different to show and does not provide any variety. A humdrum affair is a routine affair that does not excite you in any way. A humdrum life is a routine life with one day being no different from another day, and so of no interest. A humdrum speech has nothing new or interesting in it.

  • In spite of the impressive star cast, the movie, much against the expectations of the critics, flopped at the box office, mainly because of its humdrum story line.
  • The weekend holidaying at the rural spot provided the tourists with the needed relief from dull routine of their humdrum life.
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