- 1. platitude, cliche, banality, commonplace, bromide, remark, comment, input, truism
- usage: a trite or obvious remark
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- 1. commonplace, ordinary (vs. extraordinary)
- usage: completely ordinary and unremarkable; "air travel has now become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities"
- 2. commonplace, humdrum, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous, unexciting (vs. exciting)
- usage: not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines"
- 3. banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(prenominal), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn, unoriginal (vs. original)
- usage: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
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