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While perhaps trite to say, that purpose and meaning are way more important than go-karting, free food, or recess.

It’s almost trite at this point to note the decade-worth of digital and e-commerce transformation that’s enveloped the marketing world over the last 16 months since the pandemic started.

From Digiday

It might seem trite to say that in times of despair, we can look to the written word for solace.

From Time

Instead, Bly Manor ultimately seems to jettison all its carefully built characterizations in favor of a plot resolution that essentially happens completely offstage, to usher in an ending that feels hand-waved and trite.

From Vox

The game's rendering engine is incredibly beautiful, but the characters it renders are shallow, trite, and frequently downright hateful—and the storyline, at least for the first 15 hours, is pretty similar.

While a little long and a bit trite toward the end, it was exactly the creative change that Fashion Week needs.

The things Lindsay shows Lohan doing should be trite and calming.

Marriage is the best decision you can make; it sounds trite, but it really does complete a person, rounds you out.

The Daily Pic: A watercolor shows how the great painter mixed the radical and the trite.

Perhaps you are old-fashioned and have additional concerns that are a bit more naive, even trite.

Half an inch taller than Kerry, she fully merited the compliment designed by that trite apothegm, "a fine woman."

Much like general terms, which mean something or nothing, are expressions that have become trite and hackneyed.

How stale and trite the fleet of a Magellan to the adventurous soul who would circumnavigate the archipelagoes of the dead!

It is trite to observe that democracies are organized—if, indeed, they are organized at all—not for war but for peace.

What need to burden memory with imaginary statements, or to weary out one's sympathies on trite fictitious woes?


On this page you'll find 95 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trite, such as: banal, corny, dull, hackneyed, bathetic, and bromidic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.