Definitions for tritetraɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trite*traɪt(adj.)trit•er, trit•est.

  1. lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed.

  2. characterized by hackneyed expressions, ideas, etc.

* Syn: See commonplace.

Origin of trite:

1540–50; < L trītus worn, common, ptp. of terere to rub, wear down

trite′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn(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'"

Wiktionary

  1. trite(Noun)

    A denomination of coinage in ancient Greece equivalent to one third of a stater.

  2. trite(Noun)

    A genus of spiders, found in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, of the family Salticidae.

  3. Origin: From tritus, a form of the verb terere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trite(adj)

    worn out; common; used until so common as to have lost novelty and interest; hackneyed; stale; as, a trite remark; a trite subject

Freebase

  1. Trite

    Trite is a spider genus of the Salticidae family. Most of the 18 described species occur in Australia and New Zealand, with several spread over islands of Oceania, one species even reaching Rapa.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

trite(adjective)

(of a remark, saying etc) already said in exactly the same way so often that it no longer has any worth, effectiveness etc

His poetry is full of trite descriptions of nature.

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