“I know it sounds trite, but I just want to make the world a better place,” she says.
My questions seemed trite, and I stumbled to find the right words to distill what was happening.
The trite phrase about dropping a dime and making a call from a pay phone should apply to cellphone access, too.
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
When you want to indicate that something is silly or overused, you would call it trite. A love song with lyrics about holding hands in the sunshine? Totally trite.
Trite has a Latin root, the past participle of terere, meaning “wear out.” An old-fashioned or outdated definition of the word is “frayed or worn out by use,” and you can see how the meaning for an object that is worn out can be applied to an idea that has been used to the point of being meaningless. The antonym of this word is original.
Trite 有一个拉丁词根，terere 的过去分词，意思是“磨损”。这个词的老式或过时定义是“因使用而磨损或磨损”，您可以看到磨损对象的含义如何应用于已经使用到毫无意义的想法.这个词的反义词是原始的。
I realize that sounds silly and trite but the sympathy and kindness of strangers that I have personally experienced has been incredible, to say nothing of the aid my friends have offered.
—“No one knows if New Orleans will live again”: A digital diary of Hurricane Katrina, 10 years later by Cynthia Joyce
Its chief sin, however, is that it’s trite.
—Netflix’s “Atypical” is offensive, but that’s not its real problem by Matthew Rozsa
“Tharlo” instead opts for fleeting charm and shaggy humanism, until the narrative takes a grim turn that’s both trite and sexist.
—Review: In ‘Tharlo,’ a Shepherd’s Life Upended by a Trip to the City by Glenn Kenny
trite (adj.)”used till so common as to have lost its novelty and interest,” 1540s, from Latin tritus “worn, oft-trodden,” of language “much-used, familiar, commonplace,” past-participle adjective from terere “to rub, wear down” (from PIE root *tere- (1) “to rub, turn”). Related: Tritely; triteness.
trite （形容词）“使用到如此普遍以至于失去了它的新颖性和兴趣”，1540 年代，来自拉丁语 tritus “磨损，经常踩踏”，语言“经常使用，熟悉，普通”，过去分词形容词来自terere “摩擦，磨损”（源自 PIE 词根 *tere- (1) “摩擦，转动”）。相关：陈词滥调；陈词滥调。
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