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Meaning of TRITE

Pronunciation:  trIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
 

TRITE is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, unoriginal, well-worn
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Trite\, a. [L. tritus, p. p. of terere to rub, to wear
out; probably akin to E. throw. See {Throw}, and cf.
{Contrite}, {Detriment}, {Tribulation}, {Try}.]
Worn out; common; used until so common as to have lost
novelty and interest; hackneyed; stale; as, a trite remark; a
trite subject. -- {Trite"ly}, adv. -- {Trite"ness}, n.

 

 

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