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trite

trite

 
 
pronunciation:
traIt
part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
banal, clichéd, commonplace, hackneyed, old hat, shopworn, stale
antonyms:
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cliche, corny, dull, hack, humdrum, moth-eaten, ordinary, out-of-date, overused, pedestrian, prosaic, run-of-the-mill, stock, threadbare, tired, unoriginal, worn
derivations: tritely (adv.), triteness (n.)