stereotyped

[ ster-ee-uh-tahypt, steer- ]SEE DEFINITION OF stereotyped
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It was generally considered impromptu, but was, in truth, as stereotyped as the other.

The letter bristles with stereotyped generalities and Unionism.

Yet her tone was calm enough as she uttered the stereotyped "Hello."

“You dear–––” she began in stereotyped, high-pitched tones as she pressed the spring.

"Ah, you 'll have to ask my partner about that," is the stereotyped saying of each.

With Ireland and her stereotyped distresses he was thoroughly conversant.

These are always one of three stereotyped designs; they are not works of art at all.

Now how the deuce did she come to use that stereotyped response?

Spontaneous rather than stereotyped notes of thanks are preferable.

The potent traditions of childhood are stereotyped in its verses.

WORD ORIGIN

1798, "method of printing from a plate," from French stéréotype (adj.) "printing by means of a solid plate of type," from Greek stereos "solid" (see sterile) + French type "type." Noun meaning "a stereotype plate" is from 1817. Meaning "image perpetuated without change" is first recorded 1850, from the verb in this sense, which is from 1819. Meaning "preconceived and oversimplified notion of characteristics typical of a person or group" is recorded from 1922. Stereotypical is attested from 1949.

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