Possible reduplication of hum, 1550s.
- Lacking variety or excitement; dull; boring.
2017 November 10, Daniel Taylor, “Youthful England earn draw with Germany but Lingard rues late miss”, in The Guardian (London):
- With that kind of line-up it was probably inevitable that there would be a few spells when England looked what they were: a team that was trying to find some rhythm, unbeaten for eight years in humdrum qualifying groups but still not entirely sure about whether that makes them any good.
lacking variety or excitement; dull; boring
- The quality of lacking variety or excitement; dullness; monotony.
- See also Thesaurus:boring