Translation of commonplace in Spanish:
- 1 (ordinary) a commonplace occurrenceun caso común or corrienteit's now fairly commonplace for young couples to divorcees bastante común or corriente hoy en día que las parejas jóvenes se divorcienExample sentences
- He insists that what he is doing is to configure the commonplace issues of ordinary life.
- None of the others had noticed the little scene; it was an event too commonplace to mark.
- This is Realism at its most powerful, turning a commonplace event into an historical one.
- 2 (trite, hackneyed)Example sentences
- These types of self-congratulatory remarks are commonplace and formulaic.
- After a few more exceedingly commonplace remarks of the same character, she gave me to write down a list of drugs that were to be taken.
- Peace would be all too commonplace and boring, not to mention that it couldn't possibly involve the kind of firepower you're accustomed to.
- 1 (common occurrence)cosa (feminine) frecuente or común or corrienteExample sentences
- Then he makes a characteristic move: you see how he is able to invest the ordinary, the commonplace, with mystery.
- His poetry and fiction celebrates the ordinary and commonplace, striving for a transformation that might well be magical.
- Dixon is the kind of ordinary hero who had become a commonplace of Ealing films during the war period.
- 2 (platitude)Example sentences
- So instead politicians almost uniformly retreat to the safety of the platitude and commonplace.
- And what is perhaps the most troubling feature of her writing is her tendency to use commonplaces and cliches and undefined terms as if their meaning were indisputable and clear.
- My only knowledge of francophone Caribbean literature consisted of a few commonplaces and catchphrases.
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