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Definition of Trite


  1. Worn out; common; used until so common as to have lost novelty and interest; hackneyed; stale; as, a trite remark; a trite subject.

Trite Quotations

The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.
Robert E. Lee

It sounds so trite but in relationships, you have to communicate.
Peter Krause

I kind of thought that stand-up comedy would suffer from the Internet because people seem to know more about the craft of stand-up than ever before. I thought it would seem trite. Kind of like if you know more about magicians, you wouldn't love them.
Jerry Seinfeld

My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus - there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball.
David Duchovny

What is fanaticism today is the fashionable creed tomorrow, and trite as the multiplication table a week after.
Wendell Phillips
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Trite Translations

trite in Afrikaans is alledaags
trite in Dutch is alledaags, afgezaagd, banaal
trite in French is banal
trite in German is abgedroschen
trite in Spanish is trivial
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