stereotyped


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ster·e·o·typed

 (stĕr′ē-ə-tīpt′, stîr′-)
adj.
1. Lacking originality, creativity, or individuality.
2. Conforming to a social norm; conventional.
3. Of or relating to stereotypy: stereotyped behavior.
4. Printing Printed or reproduced from stereotype plates.

stereotyped

(ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪpt; ˈstɪər-)
adj
1. lacking originality or individuality; conventional; trite
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) reproduced from or on a stereotype printing plate

ster•e•o•typed

(ˈstɛr i əˌtaɪpt, ˈstɪər-)

adj.
fixed or settled in form; lacking freshness or originality; hackneyed; conventional.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stereotyped - lacking spontaneity or originality or individualitystereotyped - lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality; "stereotyped phrases of condolence"; "even his profanity was unimaginative"
conventional - unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"

stereotyped

adjective unoriginal, stock, standard, tired, conventional, played out, stale, banal, standardized, mass-produced, corny (slang), threadbare, trite, hackneyed, overused, platitudinous, cliché-ridden Listeners seem to have stereotyped ideas.

stereotyped

adjective
References in classic literature ?
The lines of her body were long, clean and symmetrical; it was a body which occasionally fell into splendid poses; there was no suggestion of the trim, stereotyped fashion-plate about it.
He desired to be certain, at least, that he was here, in the low-studded, cross-beamed, oaken-panelled parlor, and not in some other spot, which had stereotyped itself into his senses.
The tables might as well have been stereotyped, they varied so little.
They have their stereotyped smile and their fashionable manner.
Occasionally supplications are long, drawn-out and drawling, stereotyped and mechanical--they are purely begging supplications.
Upon the other hand, whenever a community or a powerful section of a community, or a government of any kind, attempts to dictate to the artist what he is to do, Art either entirely vanishes, or becomes stereotyped, or degenerates into a low and ignoble form of craft.
He did everything with an air which put your attention on the alert and raised your expectations, but the result somehow was always on stereotyped lines, unsuggestive, empty of any lesson that one could lay to heart.
Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale.
These things became stereotyped as education, as the manner of men is.
asked Philip coldly, with the stereotyped phrase used in the out-patients' room.
I have already heard much of you in Petersburg and wanted to get to know you," said she to Natasha with her stereotyped and lovely smile.
She tried to draw him into conversation relative to his plans to aid her, but all that she could get from him was his stereotyped prophecy as to the future state of the wind.