What is the opposite of novel?

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Adjective
Opposite of interestingly new or unusual
“The script is hackneyed, riddled with stereotypes, and offers nothing that hasn't been seen in every single gangster film ever made.”
Adjective
Opposite of distinguished by a unique attribute
“If you were to ask me, my most objective view would be that this unremarkable creature is as common as a garden snail.”
Adjective
Opposite of modern, unfamiliar, or different
Adjective
Opposite of radically new or different
Adjective
Opposite of unusual or uncharacteristic
Adjective
Opposite of not previously encountered
“One thing that he definitely won't miss is getting acquainted with every postman's worst nightmare, the angry dog.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking context or reason
“He was a thoughtful man whose comments were always relevant to the subject matter.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing laughter and providing entertainment
Adjective
Opposite of strange or unfamiliar in nature
“This is a known software bug that will be fixed in the next release.”
Noun
Opposite of a fictitious prose narrative
“I assumed that learning to do research, and writing non-fiction based on that research, was a fifth-grade rite of passage.”
Noun
Opposite of written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit
Noun
Opposite of something that is invented or untrue
Noun
Opposite of one in a series of volumes
Noun
Opposite of a work of art or literature
“What is this rubbish? It looks like black scribbles on brown cardboard!”
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