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.
While they do dazzle the stage, the uniform lightness tends to reduce everything into an innocent triteness.
Tolkien noted in his essay "On Fairy-stories," is our periodic need "to clean our windows; so that the things seen clearly may be freed from the drab blur of triteness or familiarity" (67).
But it is well established, to the point of triteness, that democracy is a slender reed at the international level, both because international orders are connected weakly to national democratic processes and because there are very few international democratic processes to speak of at all.
11 the adagio is less soul-searching than salon-friendly but the trio's sensitive playing avoided triteness.
He provides another perspective on the triteness of trauma as the breaking part of the narrative in film.
The scenes often move seamlessly between real happenings and Hayden's hyperbolic imagination to create a multidimensional tale that is bursting with symbolism, metaphor and life, but which is also totally lacking any of the predictability or triteness that can sometimes be found in "inspirational" cancer survivor stories.
At a time when almost every aspect of life seems to be audited by contemporary artists before being transformed--with varying degrees of success--into art, few recent artworks have been able to engage with sport without succumbing to triteness.
I am struck by the triteness of my observation, by how often one reads or hears some version of the importance of communication, by the need I feel to make that observation at all.
A more cynical view of the text will not be able to ignore the triteness to a lot of what the nineteen-year-old has to say, but it is well-meaning and harmless advice that reflects McAllister's every-girl brand.
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.