cliché (also cliche) NOUN 1) a hackneyed or overused phrase or opinion. 2) a very predictable or unoriginal thing or person.
DERIVATIVES clichéd (also cliché'd) adjective.
ORIGIN French, from clicher 'to stereotype' .

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  • clichéd — [klē shād′] adj. 1. full of clichés [a dull, clichéd style] 2. trite; stereotyped [a clichéd theme] …   English World dictionary

  • cliched — adj. repeated regularly without thought or originality. Syn: ready made, routine, stock(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cliched — index familiar (customary) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • clichéd — [[t]kli͟ːʃeɪd, AM kliːʃe͟ɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something as clichéd, you mean that it has been said, done, or used many times before, and is boring or untrue. The dialogue and acting in Indecent Proposal are tired,… …   English dictionary

  • clichéd — /klee shayd , kli /, adj. 1. full of or characterized by clichés: a clichéd, boring speech. 2. representing or expressing a cliché or stereotype; trite; hackneyed; commonplace: the old clichéd argument that girls are more affectionate than boys.… …   Universalium

  • clichéd — adjective Date: 1928 1. marked by or abounding in clichés 2. hackneyed < a clichéd phrase > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clichéd — (also cliched) adjective showing a lack of originality; hackneyed or overused …   English new terms dictionary

  • clichéd — cli•chéd [[t]kliˈʃeɪd, klɪ [/t]] adj. 1) cvb full of or characterized by clichés 2) cvb trite; hackneyed; commonplace: a clichéd expression[/ex] • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • clichéd — /ˈkliʃeɪd/ (say kleeshayd) adjective done in a trite, stereotyped fashion; dull; pedestrian: *But I m not criticising the way these people make their money – just the cliched way in which they spend it. –aap news, 1998 …   Australian English dictionary

  • clichéd — adjective Something repeated so often that has become stale or commonplace; hackneyed …   Wiktionary

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