Sunday, 2nd March 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : tr๎t
1. overused and consequently lacking in interest or originality
2. Archaic: Frayed or worn out by use
3. characterized by hackneyed expressions, ideas, etc
Mid-16th century - Latin tritus - past participle of terere - wear out
banal, bromidic, clich้d, commonplace, corny, hackneyed, musty, overused, overworked, platitudinal, platitudinous, shopworn, stale, stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, threadbare, timeworn, tired, warmed-over, well-worn, worn-out, pedestrian, worn, unoriginal, stock,insipid
Sipid : of pleasing taste, flavor or character is the opposite of insipid.
original, fresh, important, pertinent, relevant, atypical, unique, exciting, fascinating, interesting, stimulating, desirable, impressive, uncommon
It is by vivacity and wit that man shines in company. But trite jokes and loud laughter reduce him to a buffoon.
His poetry is full of trite descriptions of nature.
The commencement address was trite and endlessly long.
We all know the trite phrases in his letter.
For it is an observation, as true as it is trite, that there is nothing men differ so readily about as the payment of money.
Do not let any one impugn this statement with the trite proverb that He who builds on the people builds on the mud.
triter & tritest : Adjectives
tritely : Adverb
triteness : Noun
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