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Corny vs. Trite

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  • Corny (adjective)

    Boring and unoriginal.

    "The duct tape and wire were a pretty corny solution."

  • Corny (adjective)

    Hackneyed or excessively sentimental.

    "The movie was okay, but the love scene was really corny."

    "He sent a bouquet of twelve red roses and a card: "Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you." How corny is that!"

  • Corny (adjective)

    Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn.

  • Corny (adjective)

    Containing corn; tasting well of malt.

  • Corny (adjective)

    tipsy; drunk

  • Corny (adjective)

    Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.

  • Trite (adjective)

    Often in reference to a word or phrase: used so many times that it is commonplace, or no longer interesting or effective; worn out, hackneyed.

  • Trite (adjective)

    So well established as to be beyond debate: trite law.

  • Trite (noun)

    A denomination of coinage in ancient Greece equivalent to one third of a stater.

  • Trite (noun)

    , a genus of spiders, found in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, of the family Salticidae.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Corny (adjective)

    Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn.

  • Corny (adjective)

    Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn.

  • Corny (adjective)

    Containing corn; tasting well of malt.

  • Corny (adjective)

    Tipsy.

  • Corny (adjective)

    overly or simplistically sentimental.

  • Corny (adjective)

    trite or tiresome; too weak to be effective; - said of unsubtle attempts at humor; as, a corny joke; a corny skit.

  • Trite (adjective)

    Worn out; common; used until so common as to have lost novelty and interest; hackneyed; stale; as, a trite remark; a trite subject.

Webster Dictionary
  • Corny (adjective)

    dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality;

    "bromidic sermons"

  • Trite (adjective)

    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'"

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