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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
trite
    adj 1: 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'" [syn:
           banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat,
           shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn,
           tired, trite, well-worn]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Trite \Trite\ (tr[imac]t), 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.
   [1913 Webster]

Thesaurus Results for Trite:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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