Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun humdrum

1 sense of humdrum

Sense 1
monotony, humdrum, sameness -- (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")
       => unvariedness -- (characterized by an absence of variation)

Antonyms of adj humdrum

2 senses of humdrum

Sense 1
commonplace, humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous -- (not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines")

INDIRECT (VIA unexciting) -> exciting -- (creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip")

Sense 2
humdrum, monotonous -- (tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea")

INDIRECT (VIA dull) -> lively -- (full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party")

Similarity of adj humdrum

2 senses of humdrum

Sense 1
commonplace, humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous -- (not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines")
       => unexciting (vs. exciting) -- (not exciting; "an unexciting novel"; "lived an unexciting life")

Sense 2
humdrum, monotonous -- (tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea")
       => dull (vs. lively) -- (lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods")

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