Word of the Day

Quotidian

Part of Speech (POS)

adjective

Definition:

1. something boring, mundane or occurring every day

2. daily; recurring every day

Part of Speech (POS)

noun

Quotidian, when used as a medical term is a noun.

Definition:

3. a fever which returns every day

Quotidian describes those things that happen every day. Sometimes they are those things that are so regular and commonplace that there’s just no thrill in them anymore. Nevertheless, you’ll likely do them again tomorrow out of habit or routine, just like yesterday—and they’ll be just as boring tomorrow. Quotidian always refers to daily recurrence, but it usually comes with the negative connotation of boredom.

– Win Every Game

Here are a few sentence examples of the word quotidian being used correctly:

• Lisa began to despise her quotidian ballet dance classes.

• I hope Mark recovers from his quotidian fever.

• Sam was frustrated with the mundane, quotidian tasks, he was assigned by his supervisor at work. 

• After the honeymoon was over, Yolanda and her husband Christopher, quickly adjusted to their quotidian spousal duties.

• Because Michael completed his quotidian household cleaning chores; he was allowed to play his video games.

• “I’m afraid I have a quotidian,” said Wesley.

  Word forms

• quotidianly = adverb

Now it’s your turn, on a sheet of paper or in the comment section below, write a few sentences using the word: quotidian. Also, try writing a sentence using the adverb word form. Please pay it forward, share your sentences in the comment section below.

Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word.

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