[syn: mundane, terrene]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mundane \Mun"dane\, a. [L. mundanus, fr. mundus the world, an
implement, toilet adornments, or dress; cf. mundus, a.,
clean, neat, Skr. ma[.n][dsdot] to adorn, dress,
ma[.n][dsdot]a adornment. Cf. Monde, Mound in heraldry.]
1. Of or pertaining to the world; worldly, as contrasted with
heavenly; earthly; terrestrial; as, the mundane sphere;
mundane concerns. -- Mun"dane*ly, adv.
The defilement of mundane passions. --I. Taylor.
2. Commonplace; ordinary; banal.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid
everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing
quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a
quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant [syn: everyday,
mundane, quotidian, routine, unremarkable,
2: concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane
affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
[syn: mundane, terrestrial]
3: belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; "not
a fairy palace; yet a mundane wonder of unimagined kind"; "so
terrene a being as himself" [syn: mundane, terrene]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
70 Moby Thesaurus words for "mundane":
Philistine, animal, arid, banausic, barren, carnal, carnal-minded,
common, commonplace, dry, dull, earthbound, earthly, earthy,
everyday, flat, fleshly, humdrum, infecund, infertile, insipid,
literal, lowly, material, materialistic, matter-of-fact, nonsacred,
ordinary, pedestrian, plain, poetryless, profane, prosaic, prosing,
prosy, reprobate, secular, sensual, staid, stolid, stuffy,
tellurian, telluric, temporal, terrene, terrestrial, tiresome,
unblessed, unembellished, unfanciful, unhallowed, unholy, unideal,
unidealistic, unimaginative, unimpassioned, uninspired,
uninventive, unoriginal, unpoetic, unregenerate, unromantic,
unromanticized, unsacred, unsanctified, unspiritual, vapid,
workaday, workday, worldly
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
[from SF fandom]
1. A person who is not in science fiction fandom.
2. A person who is not in the computer industry. In this sense, most often
an adjectival modifier as in ?in my mundane life....? See also Real World
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Someone outside some group that is implicit from the
context, such as the computer industry or science fiction
fandom. The implication is that those in the group are
special and those outside are just ordinary.