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1‘a monotonous job’
tedious, boring, dull, uninteresting, unexciting, wearisome, tiresome, repetitive, repetitious, unvarying, unchanging, unvaried, lacking variety, without variety, humdrum, ho-hum, routine, mechanical, mind-numbing, soul-destroying, prosaic, run-of-the-mill, uneventful, unrelieved, dreary, plodding, colourless, featureless, dry as dust, uniform, monochrome
British informal samey
North American informal dullsville
varied, interesting, exciting
2‘a monotonous voice’
toneless, flat, unvarying, uninflected, droning, soporific
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