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trite

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From Latin trītus, a form of the verb terō (I wear away, wear out).

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trite (comparative triter, superlative tritest)

  1. Worn out; hackneyed; used so many times that it is no longer interesting or effective (often in reference to a word or phrase).
    • 2007, Danielle Corsetto, Girls with Slingshots: 267
      McPedro the cactus: How to woo a woman! On yehr fahrst date, don’t bring her cut flowers! That’s inhumane! And trite!
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trite (uncountable)

  1. A denomination of coinage in ancient Greece equivalent to one third of a stater.
  2. Trite, a genus of spiders, found in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, of the family Salticidae.
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trite

  1. Feminine plural form of trito

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trīte

  1. vocative masculine singular of trītus