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Banal
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Banal as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

13 February 2021
Last seen in: The Guardian Quick

We found 88 answers for the crossword clue 'Banal', the most recent of which was seen in the The Guardian Quick.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Banal a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Banal as an answer itself some 129 times.

Banal is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Guardian Quick' on Saturday, 13 February 2021 with the answer being TRITE, we also found TRITE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • 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'"

Anagrams

We found 5 anagrams for the word 'Banal'.

  • Alban
  • Balan
  • Laban Hungarian choreographer who developed Labanotation (1879-1958)
  • Nabal
  • nabla

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

OLD Mike Smallman
Just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"

SET Mike Smallman
Several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press"

4 Letters

FADE Mike Smallman
Gradually ceasing to be visible

FLAT Mike Smallman
A suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house

HACK Mike Smallman
Kick on the shins

MEAN Mike Smallman
Characterized by malice; "a hateful thing to do"; "in a mean mood"

WORN Mike Smallman
Affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"

5 Letters

BANAL Mike Smallman
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'"

BLAND Mike Smallman
Lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke"

CORNY
Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality; "bromidic sermons"

EMPTY Mike Smallman
A container that has been emptied; "return all empties to the store"

FUSTY Mike Smallman
Old-fashioned and out of date

HOARY Mike Smallman
Ancient; "hoary jokes"

HOHUM Mike Smallman

INAPT Mike Smallman
Not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"

MUSTY Mike Smallman
Covered with or smelling of mold; "moldy bread"; "a moldy (or musty) odor"

PETTY Mike Smallman
Larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)

SILLY Mike Smallman
Inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett

STALE
Urinate, of cattle and horses

STOCK
Any animals kept for use or profit

TIRED
Depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"

TRITE
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'"

USUAL Mike Smallman
Occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime"

VAPID Mike Smallman
Lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest; "a vapid conversation"; "a vapid smile"; "a bunch of vapid schoolgirls"

6 Letters

BORING Mike Smallman
The act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

COMMON Mike Smallman
A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"

DREARY
Causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"

JEJUNE Mike Smallman
Lacking in nutritive value; "the jejune diets of the very poor"

MEDIAL Mike Smallman
Relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle

MEDIAN Mike Smallman
The value below which 50% of the cases fall

MEDIUM Mike Smallman
An occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier"

NORMAL Mike Smallman
Something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"

OLDHAT

SIMPLE Mike Smallman
A person lacking intelligence or common sense

SQUARE Mike Smallman
Any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles; "a checkerboard has 64 squares"

WATERY Mike Smallman
Relating to or resembling or consisting of water; "a watery substance"; "a watery color"

7 Letters

ASININE Mike Smallman
Devoid of intelligence

AVERAGE Mike Smallman
A statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"

CENTRAL Mike Smallman
A workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication

CLICHED Mike Smallman
Repeated regularly without thought or originality; "ready-made phrases"

FATUOUS Mike Smallman
Devoid of intelligence

HACKNEY Mike Smallman
A compact breed of harness horse

HUMDRUM
The quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety; "he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work"; "he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners"; "he hated the sameness of the food the college served"

INSIPID
Lacking interest or significance or impact; "an insipid personality"; "jejune novel"

MUNDANE
Concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"

PROSAIC Mike Smallman
Lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"

ROUTINE Mike Smallman
An unvarying or habitual method or procedure

SAPLESS Mike Smallman
Destitute of sap and other vital juices; dry; "the rats and roaches scurrying along the sapless planks"- Norman Mailer

TEDIOUS Mike Smallman
Using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"

TRIVIAL
(informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"

8 Letters

BROMIDIC Mike Smallman
Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality; "bromidic sermons"

EVERYDAY
Found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant

FAMILIAR Mike Smallman
A friend who is frequently in the company of another; "drinking companions"; "comrades in arms"

MEDIOCRE Mike Smallman
Moderate to inferior in quality; "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"

MIDDLING Mike Smallman
Any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

MODERATE Mike Smallman
A person who takes a position in the political center

ORDINARY Mike Smallman
An early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel

OVERDONE
Cooked too long but still edible

SHOPWORN
Worn or faded from being on display in a store; "shopworn merchandise at half price"

STANDARD Mike Smallman
The ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"

TIMEWORN
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'"

TRIFLING Mike Smallman
The deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

TRUISTIC Mike Smallman

WATERISH Mike Smallman

WELLWORN

WORNTHIN Mike Smallman

9 Letters

HACKNEYED
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'"

MOTHEATEN Mike Smallman

WELLKNOWN Mike Smallman

10 Letters

BACKNUMBER Mike Smallman

MONOTONOUS Mike Smallman
Tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea"

NAMBYPAMBY Mike Smallman

PEDESTRIAN Mike Smallman
Lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"

THREADBARE
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'"

UNORIGINAL
Not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

WARMEDOVER Mike Smallman

WISHYWASHY Mike Smallman

11 Letters

BEWHISKERED Mike Smallman
Having hair on the cheeks and chin

COMMONPLACE
A trite or obvious remark

CUTANDDRIED Mike Smallman

STEREOTYPED Mike Smallman
Lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality; "stereotyped phrases of condolence"; "even his profanity was unimaginative"

12 Letters

INTERMEDIARY Mike Smallman
A negotiator who acts as a link between parties

INTERMEDIATE Mike Smallman
Lying between two extremes in time or space or state; "going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands"; "intermediate stages in a process"; "intermediate stops on the route"; "an intermediate range plane"

MILKANDWATER Mike Smallman

OVERFAMILIAR
Taking undue liberties; "young women disliked the overfamiliar tone he took with them"

13 Letters

PLATITUDINOUS Mike Smallman
Dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality; "bromidic sermons"

UNIMAGINATIVE
Lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality; "stereotyped phrases of condolence"; "even his profanity was unimaginative"

15 Letters

MIDDLEOFTHEROAD Mike Smallman

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