Definition of workaday in English:

workaday

Syllabification: work·a·day
Pronunciation: /ˈwərkəˌdā
 
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adjective

  • 1Of or relating to work or one’s job: the workaday world of timecards and performance reviews
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    • The question is whether we can find secreted in the language of a particular text the bustling, workaday life of the common people.
    • Peering into their world was a welcome counterpoint to the workaday routine of her own life.
    • The farmer performs workaday human movement: plain, uneventful, and unaccountably touching.
  • 1.1Not special, unusual, or interesting in any way; ordinary: your humble workaday PC
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    • Though in the ordinary, workaday world, you find yourself with not a friend about you, step into the other world, and a universe of friends, this great, glorious brotherhood, will be there for you.
    • The routine, workaday books that keep rolling off printing machines and that one lives and works with today share very little of that quality, or that sensibility.
    • But they are vastly outnumbered by packs of a more workaday character.
    Synonyms
    ordinary, average, run-of-the-mill, middle-of-the-road, conventional, unremarkable, unexceptional, humdrum, undistinguished, commonplace, mundane, pedestrian; routine, everyday, day-to-day, garden-variety, standard
    informal nothing to write home about, dime a dozen

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