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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.

trite

(traɪt)
adj
1. hackneyed; dull: a trite comment.
2. archaic frayed or worn out
[C16: from Latin trītus worn down, from terere to rub]
ˈtritely adv
ˈtriteness n

trite

(traɪt)

adj. trit•er, trit•est.
1. lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed.
2. characterized by hackneyed expressions, ideas, etc.
[1540–50; < Latin trītus worn, common, past participle of terere to rub, wear down]
trite′ly, adv.
trite′ness, n.
syn: See commonplace.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.trite - repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

trite

trite

adjective
Translations
تافِه، مُبْتَذَل
otřelý
klichéagtig
banáliselcsépeltelkoptatott
útslitinn, margtugginn
banaliaibanalumas
banālsnodrāzts
banálny
basma kalıpbayat

trite

[traɪt] ADJtrillado, manido

trite

[ˈtraɪt] adjbanal(e)

trite

adj (+er) (= trivial, banal)banal, nichtssagend; (= hackneyed)abgedroschen; it would be trite to say that …es wäre banal zu sagen, dass …

trite

[traɪt] adj (remark) → banale; (story, idea) → trito/a e ritrito/a

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
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