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"trite" in British English

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triteadjective

uk   /traɪt/  us   /traɪt/ disapproving
expressed too often to be ​interesting or ​seemsincere: His ​lyrics about ​love and ​peace are too trite for me to take them ​seriously. I ​know it will sound trite, but I've ​loved being ​part of this ​club.
tritely
adverb uk   /ˈtraɪt.li/  us   /ˈtraɪt.li/
triteness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtraɪt.nəs/  us   /ˈtraɪt.nəs/
(Definition of trite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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triteadjective

 us   /trɑɪt/
done or ​expressed too often to be of any ​interest: Even good ​acting couldn’t make up for the trite ​story.
(Definition of trite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trite”
in Spanish banal…
in Vietnamese cũ rích, nhàm chán…
in Malaysian basi, lapuk…
in Thai ซ้ำ ๆ ซาก ๆ…
in French banal…
in German abgedroschen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 陈腐的, 老一套的…
in Turkish bayat, eskimiş, özgün olmayan…
in Russian избитый, банальный…
in Indonesian berulang-ulang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 陳腐的, 老一套的…
in Polish wyświechtany, oklepany…
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