(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. commonplace, ordinary; hackneyed, stale, old, corny (sl.), Mickey Mouse (sl.); boring, dull; banal. See habit, weariness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. hackneyed, prosaic, stereotyped; see common 1 , dull 4 .
Syn.- trite is applied to something, especially an expression or idea, which through repeated use or application has lost its original freshness and impressive force (e.g., ``like a bolt from the blue""); hackneyed refers to such expressions which through constant use have become virtually meaningless (e.g., ``last but not least""); stereotyped applies to those fixed expressions which seem invariably to be called up in certain situations (e.g., ``I point with pride"" in a political oration); commonplace is used of any obvious or conventional remark or idea (e.g., ``it isn't the heat, it's the humidity"")
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a [TRITE]
unoriginal, worn out, lacking freshness.
His writing is uninspired and trite.
SYN.: unoriginal, stale, worn out, overused, hackneyed, lacking freshness, cliche, cliched, stock, threadbare, pedestrian, commonplace, uninspired, stereotyped, tired, shopworn, routine.
ANT.: original, fresh, imaginative, new
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Without freshness or appeal because of overuse: banal, bromidic, clichéd, commonplace, corny, hackneyed, musty, overused, overworked, platitudinal, platitudinous, shopworn, stale, stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, threadbare, timeworn, tired, warmed-over, well-worn, worn-out. See EXCITE, USUAL.

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