1. Commonplace and often predictable
2. Repeated too often; overfamiliar
3. Lacking originality and freshness
Banal can be thought of as ‘ban+al’. Now think of all those Hindi Movies that you would like to ‘ban’ because of their same old banal storylines.
1. He made some banal remarks about the weather.
2. The writing was banal but the story was good.