from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant. See Synonyms at cliché.
- n. Lack of originality; triteness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An often-quoted saying that is supposed to be meaningful but has become unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché.
- n. Unoriginality; triteness.
- n. A claim that is trivially true, to the point of being uninteresting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being flat, thin, or insipid; flat commonness; triteness; staleness of ideas of language.
- n. A thought or remark which is flat, dull, trite, or weak; a truism; a commonplace.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Flatness; dullness; insipidity of thought; triteness.
- n. A trite, dull, or stupid remark; especially, such a remark uttered as if it were a novelty; a truism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a trite or obvious remark
French, from plat, flat, from Old French; see plate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French, from Old French plat ‘flat’. (Wiktionary)