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Another word for trite


Synonym Study

  • Commonplace is used of any obvious or conventional remark or idea (e.g., ``it isn't the heat, it's the humidity"")
  • Stereotyped applies to those fixed expressions which seem invariably to be called up in certain situations (e.g., ``I point with pride"" in a political oration)
  • Hackneyed refers to such expressions which through constant use have become virtually meaningless (e.g., ``last but not least"")
  • Trite is applied to something, especially an expression or idea, which through repeated use or application has lost its original freshness and impressive force (e.g., ``like a bolt from the blue"")