1. completely ordinary and unremarkable
- air travel has now become commonplace
- commonplace everyday activities
Similar word(s): ordinary
2. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
3. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
- his remarks were trite and commonplace
1. a trite or obvious remark
1. To make a commonplace book.
2. To enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general heads.
3. (obsolete) To utter commonplaces; to indulge in platitudes.