triteness


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trite

 (trīt)
adj. trit·er, trit·est
Not evoking interest because of overuse or repetition; hackneyed.

[Latin trītus, from past participle of terere, to wear out; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

trite′ly adv.
trite′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triteness - unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyedtriteness - unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed
unoriginality - uncreativeness due to a lack of originality
camp - something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the living room was pure camp"
Translations
إبْتِذال
otřelost
klichéagtighed
elcsépeltség
tugga, ófrumleiki
banálnosť
bayatlık

triteness

[ˈtraɪtnɪs] Nlo trillado, lo manido, falta f de originalidad

triteness

n (= banality)Banalität f; (= hackneyed quality)Abgedroschenheit f

trite

(trait) adjective
(of a remark, saying etc) already said in exactly the same way so often that it no longer has any worth, effectiveness etc. His poetry is full of trite descriptions of nature.
ˈtritely adverb
ˈtriteness noun
References in classic literature ?
There was a certain triteness in these reflections: they were those habitual to young men on the approach of their wedding day.
People that like the same things always get along best together," she answered, with a triteness that concealed the joy that was hers at being so spontaneously in touch with him.
YaE-ar and Vicdan make a wonderfully sympathetic screen duo; their vivacious bantering mixed with their affection for each other is a rare chemistry to be found onscreen today, and screenwriter GE-ler should be applauded for his snappy dialogue that generates warmth without triteness.
This novel has many of the aspects of banality, but it is anything but triteness.
The road to realism--that rock on which a million British poets have perished," he writes in his marvellous Douglas Dunn essay, "is paved with triteness, tedium, bathos and banality.
32) Escape, in Tolkien's conception, is akin to return, to recovery; it is akin to cleaning the windows "so that the things seen clearly may be freed from the drab blur of triteness or familiarity--from possessiveness.
26) The staged death of a queen is a rhetorical flourish whose very triteness reassures us that we need not be too concerned about Louisa's recovery, partly by reminding us that we too are "spectators" of an event whose overt fictionality--Luhman might call it the obtrusion of "medium"-interrupts our absorption in the story we are reading.
Two elements explain why forgiveness has become so cheap a notion: its triteness and its inconsequentiality.
His exhibition entitled An Un-Common Language looks at how phrases lose or change their meaning through repetition, in large regular typefaces, using words such as "we will co-operate fully with the ongoing police investigation" and "I would like to start by saying our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of whatsisname", capturing the triteness and interchangeability of expressions.
Whereas my wife and kids are convinced Boring Tweeter is a well-known comedian brilliantly parodying the mind-numbing triteness of social media, my guess is it's a professional median ing g footballer just being himself.
Rosaie Sinopoulou's "Humour versus Fear: The Bright Side of the Unknown from Cazotte to Borges" examines how farce, irony, and humor have frequently been paired with the fantastic to "[relieve] the tension created by the presence of the unknown in the triteness of everyday reality" (34).
Despite reservations about their easily damaged character and the triteness of some symbolism, autumn leaves were a favorite for home decor (Fig.