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Trite vs. Hackneyed

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Triteadjective

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.

Hackneyedadjective

Repeated too often.

‘The sermon was full of hackneyed phrases and platitudes.’;

Triteadjective

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

Hackneyedadjective

(dated) Let out for hire.

Tritenoun

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

Hackneyedverb

simple past tense and past participle of hackney

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Tritenoun

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

Hackneyedadjective

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'’;

Triteadjective

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

Triteadjective

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'’;

Triteadjective

(of a remark or idea) lacking originality or freshness; dull on account of overuse

‘this point may now seem obvious and trite’;

Trite

Trite is a genus of jumping spiders first described by Eugène Simon in 1885. Most of the 18 described species occur in Australia and New Zealand, with several spread over islands of Oceania, one species even reaching Rapa in French Polynesia.

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