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1‘his letters are really rather boring’
tedious, dull, monotonous
unrelieved, lacking variety, lacking variation, lacking excitement, lacking interest, unvaried, unimaginative, uneventful, characterless, featureless, colourless, lifeless, soulless, passionless, spiritless, unspirited, insipid, uninteresting, unexciting, uninspiring, unstimulating, unoriginal, derivative, jejune, nondescript, sterile, flat, bland, arid, dry, dry as dust, stale, wishy-washy, grey, anaemic, tired, banal, lame, plodding, ponderous, pedestrian, lacklustre, stodgy, dreary, mechanical, stiff, leaden, wooden
mind-numbing, soul-destroying, wearisome, tiring, tiresome, irksome, trying, frustrating
humdrum, prosaic, mundane, commonplace, workaday, quotidian, unremarkable, routine, run-of-the-mill, normal, usual, ordinary, conventional, suburban
North American garden variety
informal deadly, bog-standard, nothing to write home about, a dime a dozen, no great shakes, not up to much
British informal samey, common or garden
North American informal dullsville, ornery
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