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.
Tolkien calls "recovery": a way to free things from "the drab blur of triteness or familiarity" (146).
Other words synonymous with hypocrisy include: sanctimoniousness, pietism, piousness, affected superiority, false virtue, triteness, humbug, pretense, posturing, speciousness, insincerity, falsity, deceptiveness, deceitfulness, dishonesty, dissimulation, duplicity, impersonation, two-facedness, double-dealing, etc.
A major twist toward the end compensates for the triteness of one of the big reveals.
He incarnates, as it were, triteness. The anonymous individual ("uno de los empleados") stands out in the party, only to dissolve into a collective ("un tipo de persona").
The triteness, the irritating simplicity, of this message undercuts the ambiguity of the source text.
For example, a succession of video clips across time showing pundits proclaiming statements like "this election is the most important election in a generation" could be characterized as a commentary on those individual works, but its real significance is to illustrate the relationship between those works and the triteness of that observation.
While they do dazzle the stage, the uniform lightness tends to reduce everything into an innocent triteness. After all, this is supposedly ye olde England where turkeys can be fried alive inside a hair-cutting machine with no one protesting, and kids absent themselves from school yet no one from child services comes a-calling.
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.