Pronunciation : trît
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, clichéd, 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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