Definition of quotidian in English:

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Pronunciation: /kwɒˈtɪdɪən/
Pronunciation: /kwəʊˈtɪdɪən/


1Of or occurring every day; daily: the car sped noisily off through the quotidian traffic
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  • 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 details
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  • 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’.
daily, everyday, occurring each/every day, day-to-day
rare diurnal, circadian
ordinary, 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 much
North American informal ornery
2 Medicine Denoting the malignant form of malaria.


Middle English: via Old French from Latin quotidianus, earlier cotidianus, from cotidie 'daily'.

Words that rhyme with quotidian

ascidian, Derridean, Dravidian, enchiridion, Euclidean, Floridian, Gideon, Lydian, meridian, Numidian, obsidian, Pisidian, viridian

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