Main Entry: trite
Etymology: < L trÄ«tus worn, common, equiv. to trÄ«- (var. s. of terere to rub, wear down) + -tus ptp. suffix
1 : lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed; stale: the trite phrases in his letter.
2 : characterized by hackneyed expressions, ideas, etc.: The commencement address was trite and endlessly long.
3 : Archaic. rubbed or worn by use.