Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: tritus, past participle of terere 'to rub, wear out'

trite

adjective
     
trite
a trite remark, idea etc is boring, not new, and insincere:
Her remarks sounded trite and ill-informed.
triteness noun [uncountable]
tritely adverb:
tritely familiar replies

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