Definition of banal:
trite, musty, stereotypic, platitudinal, warmed-over, tired, stock, corny, stereotyped, commonplace, stereotypical, unoriginal, excite, trivial, ordinary, overused, threadbare, platitudinous, bromidic, timeworn, well-worn, worn-out, shopworn, hackneyed, overworked.
dull (part of speech: adjective)
- study at insipid
- tasteless (part of speech: adjective)
- unimportant (part of speech: adjective)
- mediocre (part of speech: adjective)
" For a moment's space I hurled at her in a glance all the love I must forego; she stood there with than banal smile of hers, the detestable chill smile of a marble statue, with none of the warmth in it that it seemed to express.- "The Magic Skin", Honore de Balzac.
- "At Love's Cost", Charles Garvice.
- "Red Hair", Elinor Glyn.