Adjective "quotidian" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of or occurring every day; daily.
  1. 'In our quotidian acts of reverence, we read these portraits with ineffable sadness, but every day we are exalted by them, joining in the community of a city that has discovered itself in a union of souls.'
  2. 'This French mockumentary is blandly violent, following the quotidian activities of its despicable yet oddly loveable lead character…'
  3. 'As recorded severally elsewhere in these quotidian chronicles, a frequent bringer of singular annoyances is Dr. Crow.'
  4. 'Although one got a glimpse of the colorful nature of quotidian reality in the Niger Delta from the video documentaries, a couple of large pictures showing people in vividly hued clothing would have done the trick.'
  5. 'Freeman has imagined an elaborate narrative set in a fantastic world, but he creates it from the easily overlooked sections of our quotidian existence.'
  6. 'The author's stated goal was to lead the reader to see everything, from the simple quotidian rituals of Zen monastic life to the most abstract philosophical vision, as a Buddha would.'
  7. 'The quotidian chores became his existential challenge.'
  8. 'That's the main point of this book to me - over and above its function as a quite beautiful visual artifact, it serves as a powerful reminder that the essential, quotidian experience of the modern city is change.'
  9. 'At the same time, I also felt some sympathy for an 18-year old who sounds a bit freaked out by the Blogosphere's focused attention on her quotidian activities.'
  10. 'Here is an enchanted world, a sanctuary for humans as much as for animals, in which the niggling concerns of our quotidian existence seem thousands of miles away.'
  11. 'Robert Elms' excellent phone-in show on BBC London often features such mundane yet satisfying acts of gaming in quotidian urban life.'
  12. 'Far from being quotidian these glamorous fancies push fashion to the limit in their testing fusion of ego-soothing props and dreamy confection.'
  13. 'Big moments, like Mark and Joanna's wedding or the birth of their daughter, are wisely avoided in favor of concentrating on small quotidian details that add up to a detailed profile of a marriage in flux.'
  14. 'I concentrate, more than I think virtually any comic book artist has in the past, on the so-called mundane details of every day life - quotidian life.'
  15. 'How could I leave a moment early only to return to my quotidian life?'
  16. 'But these scenes, despite their snapshot appearance and quotidian subject matter, are scarcely authentic.'
  17. 'Of course, the play is novel for more reasons than just its quotidian setting: it's also the ‘first official thing’ Dean has penned for the stage and the first collaboration between him and Lemoine'
  18. 'The details are quotidian, but the underlying questions both simple and profound: Who am I?'
  19. 'Can you say a little more about how these ideas play out in design and the more quotidian worlds of publishing, packaging, branding and promotion?'
  20. 'So a different outlook would be one which seeks to fuse again ordinary quotidian life with beauty, with art in its proper sense as ‘a thing made well’.'
  21. 'The neighbours' cars came and went, but with Garda door-to-door inquiries and the chronology of the previous hours slowly coming to light, it was anything but quotidian.'
Denoting the malignant form of malaria.


    1. daily: a quotidian report.

    2. usual or customary; everyday: quotidian needs.

    3. ordinary; commonplace: paintings of no more than quotidian artistry.

    4. (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur daily. noun

    5. something recurring daily.

    6. a quotidian fever or ague.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "violins can be quotidian."

    "traffics can be quotidian."

    "objects can be quotidian."

    "grains can be quotidian."

    "experiences can be quotidian."

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    Middle English: via Old French from Latin quotidianus, earlier cotidianus, from cotidie ‘daily’.