banality


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a trite expression or idea

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a trite or obvious remark

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The vulgarity of the operative language is further reinforced by the banality of statistics.
This a ghastly return of Abermensch mentality that was the mark of Hitler's Nazism - an idyllic country is once again exposed to the banality of evil
Newport, by contrast, privatized, with wealthy vacationers building lavish and elegant "cottages" to provide seclusion from the banality of hotel life.
TV bosses have decided to help bring about the end of reality programming, which they predict is just around the corner, with the ultimate in mind-numbing banality.
As the Cannes Palme d'Or winner tracks a day in the life of a typical high school, Van Sant sees banality and beauty in daily routines that are shattered by kids armed to the teeth with assault rifles and homemade bombs.
A central theme of The Order of the Phoenix, then, is what Hannah Arendt called "the banality of evil.
Fighting to preserve their banality, they slammed against each other in attempts to safeguard their individuality and isolation.
Consulting ten different textbooks, he found "sloppy definitions, specious moral equivalencies, the uncritical perpetuation of myths about terrorism, descriptive unanalytical filler, superficiality, and banality.
Garth Crooks's convoluted questioning has already become legend, but the athletics coverage from Manchester set world records for banality and conflict of interest, with Sally Gunnell in the gold medal position.
Dillon allows this undramatic player to convert to rich banality the extraordinary drama of the Cold War.
Bergen: The Banality of Evil: Hannah Arendt and "The Final Solution.
The vast majority of the believers he meets are reassuringly mired in banality.
Produced by the late painter Roy Lichtenstein and his wife, Jazz-a-Ma-Tazz takes children's songs such as "Skip to My Lou" and puts them in jazz settings in a manner that kids should be able to enjoy but which is not completely "dumbed down" to the point of banality.
If Hannah Arendt (1906-75) leaves no other intellectual legacy, her notion of "the banality of evil" seems certain to ensure her a place in the history of Western thought.