Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lacking originality, creativity, or individuality.
  • adjective Conforming to a social norm; conventional.
  • adjective Of or relating to stereotypy.
  • adjective Printing Printed or reproduced from stereotype plates.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made or printed from stereotype plates.
  • Formed in an unchangeable manner; fixed; set: as, stereotyped opinions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Formed into, or printed from, stereotype plates.
  • adjective Fig.: Formed in a fixed, unchangeable manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of stereotype.
  • adjective Having a certain stereotype.
  • adjective Printed from stereotype plates.
  • adjective Unoriginal; stereotypical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality

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Examples

  • You seem to know how prosperous, and what you call stereotyped, people look at things.

    Vane of the Timberlands

  • A refinement of modern philosophy often leads our rationalist to speak depreciatingly, if not contemptuously, of what he calls a stereotyped revelation -- revelation in a book.

    Reason and Faith; Their Claims and Conflicts From The Edinburgh Review, October 1849, Volume 90, No. CLXXXII. (Pages 293-356)

  • After that, while the audience clapped and stamped its approval and delight of the dog Caruso, Jacob Henderson would appear on the stage, bowing and smiling in stereotyped gladness and gratefulness, rest his right hand on Michael's shoulders with a play-acted assumption of comradeliness, whereupon both Henderson and Michael would bow ere the final curtain went down.

    CHAPTER XXXII

  • He balked on the unexpected, and, fresh from the wild North, his mind not operating in stereotyped channels, he was able in unusual degree to devise new tricks and stratagems.

    Chapter V

  • These slips were printed in stereotyped forms and he had received hundreds of them - as many as

    Chapter 14

  • After that, while the audience clapped and stamped its approval and delight of the dog Caruso, Jacob Henderson would appear on the stage, bowing and smiling in stereotyped gladness and gratefulness, rest his right hand on Michael's shoulders with a play-acted assumption of comradeliness, whereupon both Henderson and Michael would bow ere the final curtain went down.

    Chapter 32

  • He balked on the unexpected, and, fresh from the wild North, his mind not operating in stereotyped channels, he was able in unusual degree to devise new tricks and stratagems.

    Chapter V

  • These slips were printed in stereotyped forms and he had received hundreds of them - as many as

    Chapter 14

  • Her voice was pinched and feeble when she tried to call the stereotyped hello.

    The Thunder Bird

  • The way that gays are stereotyped, your image is stereotyped, which is: This guy could very easily be a raging homophobe.

    Queerty

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