Definition: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Usage: 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'
Similar words: unoriginal
Definition: not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
Usage: the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations; his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern- Gwethalyn Graham