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stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, unimaginativeadjective
lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality
"stereotyped phrases of condolence"; "even his profanity was unimaginative"
Pertaining to a stereotype; conventional
banal, commonplace and clichéd because of overuse
In social psychology, a stereotype is a generalized belief about a particular category of people. It is an expectation that people might have about every person of a particular group. The type of expectation can vary; it can be, for example, an expectation about the group's personality, preferences, appearance or ability. Stereotypes are sometimes overgeneralized, inaccurate, and resistant to new information, but can sometimes be accurate.While such generalizations about groups of people may be useful when making quick decisions, they may be erroneous when applied to particular individuals and are among the reasons for prejudicial attitudes.
The numerical value of stereotypical in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of stereotypical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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It really provides children with a greater opportunity for exploring and creativity, children just do better outside, too : I see fewer behavioral issues and fewer injuries than I would see on a stereotypical playground at a school.
We need to find ways to get information out about the different forms for OCD [and] that it’s not just the washing of hands— the more stereotypical example of it, we need to increase the awareness on the different ways OCD can manifest in the first-line areas where these patients might be presenting symptoms— through the school and primary care physicians.
Both indoor and outdoor air pollution have an important effect on the health and development of children, and not just in the stereotypical 'polluted cities' context but also for very poor rural families who cook indoors, clean water is taken for granted by families in high-income countries, and yet those children in the hottest climates, facing the greatest risks of infectious diseases, are the very ones with least access to clean water.
Mainstream media is portraying girls at younger ages who are mimicking the worst of obnoxious, stereotypical girl behavior ... rolling eyes, moving the hips around, being catty, so what girls are getting is that by 8 or 9, this is sort of a 'normal' way to act.
There's still that general sentiment that this type of rapper, a gay, male rapper, isn't representative of masculinity, what Lil Nas X is doing by upping the ante is no different than what we see a stereotypical, heterosexual rapper do by upping the ante in Lil Nas X lyrics.
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