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Word: trite

Definition: hackneyed; commonplace


Sentences Containing 'trite'

"I found her more interesting than her little problem, which, by the way, is rather a trite one.
All this will sound very trite to students of any mettle, but there are large numbers who waste no end of time working in a purely mechanical, lifeless way, and with their minds anywhere but concentrated upon the work before them.
Jonah Goldberg rejected the term as trite and over-used, arguing, "There's nothing 'neo' about me: I was never anything other than conservative."
Preeti Arora from Rediff gave the movie 2.5/5, and pointed out the flaws in dialogues by Dhieyo Sandhu, even mentioning too many inane, trite, one-liners.
The earliest writing style programs checked for wordy, trite, clichéd, or misused phrases in a text.
The ‘diction’ tool checked for wordy, trite, clichéd or misused phrases in a text.
Writing in his 1977 book "The Beatles Forever", Nicholas Schaffner bemoaned the fact that "the exquisite, painstaking arrangements" of Harrison's earlier albums were "completely missing" on "Dark Horse", with "Ding Dong" "a string of greeting-card clichés with trite music to match".

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