adjective, trit·er, trit·est.
Origin of trite
Examples from the Web for triteness
Obscurity of expression is merely the cloak in which men seek to hide their poverty of thought and triteness of mind.Schopenhauer|Margrieta Beer
Our minds become easily deadened to its real import, and the examples we cite in illustration of it have an air of triteness.
He grimaced at the triteness of the words, at the same time realizing that a basic truth lurked there.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
But it must never be forgotten, that art should be complex only to avoid the greater evils of inadequacy and triteness.Contemporary American Composers|Rupert Hughes
This is a thought common to the degree of triteness among moralists and theologians; but as they present it, it fails to move us.An Iceland Fisherman|Pierre Loti
British Dictionary definitions for triteness
Word Origin for trite
Word Origin and History for triteness
1540s, from Latin tritus "worn, familiar," from past participle of terere "to rub, wear down" (see throw (v.)).