tritest

trite

[trahyt]
adjective, triter, tritest.
1.
lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed; stale: the trite phrases in his letter.
2.
characterized by hackneyed expressions, ideas, etc.: The commencement address was trite and endlessly long.
3.
Archaic. rubbed or worn by use.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin trītus worn, common, equivalent to trī- (variant stem of terere to rub, wear down) + -tus past participle suffix

tritely, adverb
triteness, noun
untrite, adjective
untritely, adverb
untriteness, noun


1. ordinary. See commonplace.


1. original.
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trite (traɪt)
 
adj
1.  hackneyed; dull: a trite comment
2.  archaic frayed or worn out
 
[C16: from Latin trītus worn down, from terere to rub]
 
'tritely
 
adv
 
'triteness
 
n

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trite
1548, from L. tritus "worn, familiar," from pp. of terere "to rub, wear down" (see throw).
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