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stereotypical (adj.)

1949, in the figurative sense, from stereotype (n.) + -ical. Stereotypic is from 1801 in the literal sense.

updated on November 27, 2013

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Definitions of stereotypical from WordNet

stereotypical (adj.)
lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality;
Synonyms: stereotyped / stereotypic / unimaginative
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.