- 1Of or occurring every day; daily: the car sped noisily off through the quotidian trafficMore example sentences
- Models sat cross-legged on the floor, smoking and poring over The Daily, Fashion Week's quotidian rag.
- The orderly operation of the federal government depends upon this continuous and quotidian cooperation.
- She loved them for their mortality, for their casual acceptance of the dark, and for their quotidian lives, so unlike her own.
- 1.1Ordinary or everyday; mundane: his story is an achingly human one, mired in quotidian detailsMore example sentences
daily, everyday, occurring each/every day, day-to-dayordinary, average, normal, run-of-the-mill, everyday, standard, typical, middle-of-the-road, common, conventional, mainstream, unremarkable, unexceptional, unpretentious, modest, plain, simple, workaday, undistinguished, nondescript, characterless, colourless, commonplace, humdrum, mundane, unmemorable; pedestrian, prosaic, uninteresting, uneventful, dull, boring, uninspiring, homely, homespun; British common or garden; North American garden-variety• informal OK, so-so, bog-standard, nothing to write home about, a dime a dozen, no great shakes, not up to muchNorth American • informal ornery
- I concentrate, more than I think virtually any comic book artist has in the past, on the so-called mundane details of every day life - quotidian life.
- Reasoning for the ordinary and quotidian experiences of observation, Diderot demanded not only the artist but also the art critic to be liberated from the studio model.
- So a different outlook would be one which seeks to fuse again ordinary quotidian life with beauty, with art in its proper sense as ‘a thing made well’.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin quotidianus, earlier cotidianus, from cotidie 'daily'.