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October 26, 2022

Quotidian /adjective / quo·​tid·​i·​an

Quotidian is an adjective used to describe situations or tasks that are considered ordinary or dull. Most frequently, quotidian is used to describe daily tasks or things completed with relative frequency.  An example of a quotidian task would be taking out the trash.

In a Sentence

Quotidian chores may feel mundane, but they are necessary.

It is easy to feel down when you focus only on the quotidian parts of life.

There is a lot of variety in quotidian tasks.


The word quotidian comes from the Latin word quotidianus, which means 'of the ordinary kind.' It is used to describe something commonplace and ordinary. English speakers adopted the word quotidian sometime between the 16th and 18th centuries.

The definition of quotidian has changed over time. In the 16th and 17th centuries, a quotidian was something extraordinary. Today, a quotidian is just an everyday event or task.


Daily, Day-to-day


Extraordinary, Unusual


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