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 for Trite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trite \Trite\ (tr[imac]t), a. [L. tritus, p. p. of terere to
     rub, to wear out; probably akin to E. throw. See Throw, and
     cf. Contrite, Detriment, Tribulation, Try.]
     Worn out; common; used until so common as to have lost
     novelty and interest; hackneyed; stale; as, a trite remark; a
     trite subject. -- Trite"ly, adv. -- Trite"ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse;
             "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and
             commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer";
             "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn
             axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'" [syn:
             banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat,
             shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn,
             tired, trite, well-worn]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "trite":
     airy, asinine, automatic, back-number, banal, bathetic, beaten,
     bedridden, bewhiskered, bromidic, catchpenny, chain, cliche,
     cliched, common, commonly known, commonplace, constant, corny,
     current, cut-and-dried, drained, dull, empty, exhausted, fade,
     familiar, fatuous, flat, flimsy, foolish, frequent, fribble,
     fribbling, frivolous, frothy, fusty, futile, habitual, hack,
     hackney, hackneyed, household, idle, inane, jejune, light,
     mildewed, moth-eaten, musty, notorious, nugacious, nugatory,
     old hat, ordinary, otiose, overworked, persistent, platitudinous,
     prosaic, proverbial, public, ready-made, recurrent, recurring,
     regular, repetitive, routine, set, shallow, shopworn, silly,
     slender, slight, square, stale, stereotyped, stock, superficial,
     talked-about, talked-of, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trifling,
     trivial, truistic, twice-told, universally admitted,
     universally recognized, unoriginal, used up, vacuous, vain, vapid,
     warmed-over, well-kenned, well-known, well-recognized,
     well-trodden, well-understood, well-worn, widely known, windy,
     worn, worn thin, worn-out

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