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Meaning of trite

trite

Pronunciation: (trīt), [key]
— trit•er, trit•est.
  1. lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed; stale: the trite phrases in his letter.
  2. characterized by hackneyed expressions, ideas, etc.: The commencement address was trite and endlessly long.
  3. rubbed or worn by use.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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