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trite (adj.)

"used till so common as to have lost its novelty and interest," 1540s, from Latin tritus "worn, oft-trodden," of language "much-used, familiar, commonplace," past-participle adjective from terere "to rub, wear down" (from PIE root *tere- (1) "to rub, turn"). Related: Tritely; triteness.

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Definitions of trite

trite (adj.)
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse;
the trite metaphor `hard as nails'
his remarks were trite and commonplace
Synonyms: banal / commonplace / hackneyed / old-hat / shopworn / stock / threadbare / timeworn / tired / well-worn
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