everyday vs mundane what difference

what is difference between everyday and mundane

English

Etymology

From Middle English everidayes, every daies, every dayes (everyday, daily, continual, constant, adjective, literally every day’s), equivalent to every +‎ day.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛvɹiˌdeɪ/

Adjective

everyday (not comparable)

  1. appropriate for ordinary use, rather than for special occasions
    • 1906, Edith Nesbit, The Railway Children, Chapter 4: The engine-burglar,
      When they had gone, Bobbie put on her everyday frock, and went down to the railway.
  2. commonplace, ordinary
    • 2010, Malcolm Knox, The Monthly, April 2010, Issue 55, The Monthly Ptd Ltd, page 42:
      Although it is an everyday virus, there is something about influenza that inspires awe.

Synonyms

  • mundane
  • quotidian
  • routine
  • unremarkable
  • workaday

Translations

Adverb

everyday

  1. Misspelling of every day. (compare everywhere, everyway, etc.).

Usage notes

When describing the frequency of an action denoted by a verb, it is considered correct to separate the individual words: every hour, every day, every week, etc.

Noun

everyday (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Literally every day in succession, or every day but Sunday. [14th–19th c.]
  2. (rare) the ordinary or routine day or occasion
    Putting away the tableware for everyday, a chore which is part of the everyday.

References

  • James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Everyday”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume III (D–E), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697, page 345, column 1.


English

Etymology

From Middle English mondeyne, from Old French mondain, from Late Latin mundanus, from Latin mundus (world). Compare Danish mondæn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mʌnˈdeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

Adjective

mundane (comparative mundaner, superlative mundanest)

  1. Worldly, earthly, profane, vulgar as opposed to heavenly.
    Synonym: worldly
    Antonyms: heavenly, arcane
  2. Pertaining to the Universe, cosmos or physical reality, as opposed to the spiritual world.
    • 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue 2):
      Amongst mundane bodies, six there are that do perpetually move, and they are the six Planets; of the rest, that is, of the Earth, Sun, and fixed Stars, it is disputable which of them moveth, and which stands still.
  3. Ordinary; not new.
    Synonyms: banal, boring, commonplace, everyday, routine, workaday, jejune, pedestrian; see also Thesaurus:boring, Thesaurus:common
  4. Tedious; repetitive and boring.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:boring

Derived terms

  • submundane
  • supermundane
  • transmundane
  • ultramundane

Translations

References

  • John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “mundane”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.

Noun

mundane (plural mundanes)

  1. An unremarkable, ordinary human being.
  2. (slang, derogatory, in various subcultures) A person considered to be “normal”, part of the mainstream culture, outside the subculture, not part of the elite group.
    • 1996, “Angel of Death”, furries vs. mundanes (discussion on Internet newsgroup alt.fan.furry)
      Some people just think your [sic] a sicko or something for enjoying the art. I know that alot [sic] of the time, I would rather see some nice nude furrygirls instead of pictures of nude mundanes.
  3. (fandom slang) The world outside fandom; the normal, mainstream world.
  4. (derogatory, satanism) A person not a Satanist.

Synonyms

  • (ordinary person): See Thesaurus:mundane
  • (mainstream person): See Thesaurus:mainstreamer

Derived terms

  • mundanely
  • mundaneness
  • mundanity

See also

  • mundane on Wikipedia.Wikipedia Article on the use of “mundane” as a derogatory term.

Anagrams

  • unnamed

Latin

Adjective

mundāne

  1. vocative masculine singular of mundānus

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