What is the opposite of novel?

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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.”
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.”
Opposite of radically new or different
Opposite of unusual or uncharacteristic
Opposite of current or up to date
“The rapid evolution of technology has quickly turned old products obsolete.”
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.”
Opposite of causing laughter and providing entertainment
Opposite of lacking context or reason
“He was a thoughtful man whose comments were always relevant to the subject matter.”
Opposite of strange or unfamiliar in nature
“This is a known software bug that will be fixed in the next release.”
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.”
Opposite of written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit
Opposite of something that is invented or untrue
Opposite of one in a series of volumes
Opposite of a work of art or literature
“What is this rubbish? It looks like black scribbles on brown cardboard!”
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