Definition of Triteness

1. Noun. Unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed.

Exact synonyms: Staleness
Generic synonyms: Unoriginality
Specialized synonyms: Camp
Derivative terms: Stale, Trite



Definition of Triteness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being trite. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being trite. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Triteness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triteness

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Literary usage of Triteness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever, Easley Stephen Jones (1922)
"DICTION—Triteness 2. The army retreated back to its base. There it renewed its courage again. 3. ... Triteness. Avoid trite or hackneyed expressions. ..."

2. Composition and Rhetoric for Schools by Robert Herrick, Lindsay Todd Damon (1905)
"Triteness Often a Form of "Fine Writing."— Inflated diction frequently takes the ... This fault is called triteness. In • trite diction, we find numbers of ..."

3. Handbook of Composition: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English by Edwin Campbell Woolley (1907)
"Say "you and your guests," " my brother and I." Rhetorical Ornament Triteness 14. Avoid such trite rhetorical expressions as the following : favor with a ..."

4. English Composition by Chester Noyes Greenough, Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey (1917)
"Triteness must be avoided. It is a pity that, having thought of a good phrase, we find that we must throw it away because too many people have thought of it ..."

5. The Autobiography, Times, Opinions, and Contemporaries of Sir Egerton by Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, Egerton Brydges (1834)
"... author's assertion of his own claims regarded for nothing — No one will do it for him — Triteness popular with the mob — Publishers consider nothing but ..."

6. Record of a Girlhood by Fanny Kemble (1878)
"The meagreness and triteness of the music and piece astonished me. After the full orchestral accompaniments, the richly harmonized concerted pieces and ..."

7. New Composition and Rhetoric for Schools by Robert Herrick, Lindsay Todd Damon (1911)
"The Effect of Triteness. — The effect of constant repetition of even the greatest passages in literature is a dulling of their appeal. ..."

8. Elements of Mental Philosophy: Containing a Critical Exposition of the by Leicester Ambrose Sawyer (1846)
"Triteness. 435. Emotions relating to happiness. 436. Emotions relating to intentional benefits and injuries; regret. CHAPTER III. THE AFFECTIONS. 315 I 437. ..."

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