Pronunciation: (trīt), [key]
—adj., trit•er, trit•est.
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.
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