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trite | triteness | tritely

trite triteness tritely
boring and unoriginal
  • How to Memorize
    • trite - banal
  • Analysis

    Something, such as an idea, story, or remark that has been said or told too many times can be called ‘trite’. Such overuse tends to lead to apathy and a degree of hostility from those on the receiving end. For that reason, this word is used to express strong disapproval.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Antonymsflamboyantpertinent, pioneering,
  • Example(s)
    1. David clearly hadn’t done any in-depth research on the matter. His report was trite and ill-informed, to say the least.

    2. I risk triteness by rehashing that old story to my class, but I feel they would benefit from the moral lessons it proffers.

    3. The movie was tedious and totally lacking in originality. How can they keep churning out such tritely formulaic garbage?