Sunday, 2nd March 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : tr�t
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, clich�d, 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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