- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||ineffective or stale because of frequent repetition; commonplace; hackneyed.
Some people consider "Have a nice day" to be a trite expression.The plot of his new novel is trite and predictable.
- banal, clichéd, commonplace, hackneyed, old hat, shopworn, stale
- fresh, original
- similar words:
- cliche, corny, dull, hack, humdrum, moth-eaten, ordinary, out-of-date, overused, pedestrian, prosaic, run-of-the-mill, stock, threadbare, tired, unoriginal, worn
||tritely (adv.), triteness (n.)