Sunday, February 13, 2011

banal

banal [ buh'-NAL, -NAHL, BEYN-l ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. lacking originality or novelty
2. commonplace; petty
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Despite the presence of big stars, the banal plot of the film ensured its lukewarm response.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 In a series of leisurely-paced scenes, Suleiman shows the banal realties of petrol bomb attacks and army checkpoint searches, combining them with dreamlike sequences.