Defined: : lacking originality, freshness, or novelty : trite ADJECTIVE (Merriam-Webster.com)
Oh, the banal chitchat when one is waiting for the hospital elevator.
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Drearily commonplace and often predictable; trite: “Blunt language cannot hide a banal conception” (James Wolcott).
[French, from Old French, shared by tenants in a feudal jurisdiction, from ban, summons to military service, of Germanic origin; see bh-2 in Indo-European roots.]
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