Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday's Word: Quotidian


Pronounced as: kwo-ti-di-yan
Definition: (adj) 1) occurring everyday; 2) (a) belonging to each day, (b) commonplace, ordinary
Synonyms: garden-variety, usual, ordinary, normal, prevalent
Antonyms: abnormal, extraordinary, infrequent, rare, unusual

I found this on page 98 of Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.  The word popped out at me and I knew I just had to use it here.  It's such a sophisticated way of describing something as regular and unremarkable.

Sample Use:
Her quotidian duty done, she garnishes her husband's dinner. A pinch of iron shavings and a dash of lead powder.  He's in for a treat.

Give us a hint!  Show us in the comments how you would use this word in piece of Hint Fiction (25 words our less that hint to something bigger or more complex).



  1. I really love your posts. Every day, one of my quotidian duties is to check your blogs, a pleasurable duty, I must say.


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