Definition of trite in English:

trite

Syllabification: trite
Pronunciation: /trīt
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

tritely

adverb
More example sentences
  • It can rightly, if tritely, be called a hinge-event in human history.
  • That sounds tritely obvious, but in this case ‘differently ‘was so radically different that it is hard to even put into words.’
  • All you get's a sad love story about a pocket killer and an adoring waitress who tritely sings ‘I don't care what he's done.‘

triteness

noun
More example sentences
  • Despite a script that occasionally reverted to triteness - ‘Retirement is not always a bed of roses; for some it's a bed of nails’ - it was a revealing programme that was poignant at times.
  • But the singers' interaction with one another introduced just enough playfulness to the proceedings to dispel the threat of triteness.
  • Filled with platitudes and triteness, the speech utterly failed to inject renewed hope at one of the most important stages of the year.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin tritus, past participle of terere 'to rub'.

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