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Adjective
/ˌmənˈdān/,
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Lacking interest or excitement; dull,
  1. Lacking interest or excitement; dull
    • - seeking a way out of his mundane, humdrum existence
  2. Of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one
    • - the boundaries of the mundane world
  3. Of, relating to, or denoting the branch of astrology that deals with political, social, economic, and geophysical events and processes


  1. everyday: 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
  2. concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
  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"
  4. (mundanely) in a worldly manner; "terrestrially changeable"
  5. (mundaneness) sophistication: the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
  6. (mundaneness) ordinariness: the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
  7. In subcultural and fictional uses, a mundane is a person who does not belong to a particular group, according to the members of that group; the implication is that such persons, lacking imagination, are concerned solely with the mundane: the and ordinary. ...
  8. (The Mundanes) The Mundanes were an early-1980s Rhode Island-based New Wave band featuring future They Might Be Giants member John Linnell. They released one single called Make it the Same, featuring three songs, "Make it the Same," "Funnier Than Love," and "Empty Boulevards."
  9. A person considered to be "normal", not part of the elite group; worldly, earthly, profane, vulgar as opposed to heavenly; Pertaining to the Universe, cosmos or physical reality, as opposed to the spiritual world; ordinary; not new; tedious; repetitive and boring
  10. (MUNDANES) People who are not in the SCA. Also, anything modern may be referred to as 'mundane' by SCA folk.
  11. (Mundanes) Term used by telepaths in Psi Corps to refer to non-telepaths. Also called "Normals". (314)
  12. n. A non-fan. adj. Not pertaining to fandom or sf.
  13. A term used to distinguish those who are not vampires from those who are. This is, I feel, more accurate that "mortal" or "human", and serves to distinguish those who are merely living normal, mundane lives and unencumbered with the life of a vampire. It is not a disparaging term. ...
  14. Worldly, earthly, not concerned with church or spiritual affairs.
  15. normal, real world, every-day stuff --clothing, people, food, etc.
  16. Not magical, not Pagan; mainstream. Some people use this simply to distinguish between different aspects of their lives, as in, "My craft name is Shadow; my mundane name is Sarah Smith." This can make a handy warning: "Please don’t freak out my mundane relatives by talking about Samhain. ...
  17. Any thing or person that is not of the Society. Note that this word can be perceived as an insult, and so its use is discouraged. In its place, use Modern.
  18. We use this word to refer to that which is modern. People sometimes refer to their "mundane life" when talking about their occupation, or their "mundane name" when introducing themselves.
  19. During gameplay, the term mundane refers to anyone who is not involve in the LARP. This term is often employed by pretentious dorks, and is generally discouraged.
  20. [from SF fandom] n. 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....”
  21. A normal human with no synth crystal, normally born on Earth. Some valleys have a few mundane settlements. The Dhark Valleys keep mundanes as servants/slaves and a source of blood for their large vampire population.
  22. Non-somaferan. Not meant in the sense of "boring", but in the technical sense of "of the physical world". Does not apply to shamans, mystics, etc.
  23. Not fen. Person or persons uninterested in science fiction, fantasy, anime, space travel or anything else much beyond working a 9-to-5 job and amassing money, status and power. ...
  24. Worldly, ordinary, common, simple; pertaining to "the earth plane."
  25. Of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly