HyperDic: trite

English > 1 sense of the word trite:
ADJECTIVEalltrite, banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, well-wornrepeated / repeated too often
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English > trite: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningrepeated / repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse.
Examples
  • "his remarks were trite and commonplace"
  • "the trite metaphor 'hard as nails'"
Synonymsbanal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, well-worn
Broaderunoriginalnot original
Spanishbanal, gastado, manida, manido, sabida, sobada, sobado, trillada, trillado, trivial
Catalanbanal
Nounstritenessunoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
Adverbstritelyin a trite manner

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