Definition of Cliched

1. Adjective. Repeated regularly without thought or originality. "Ready-made phrases"

Exact synonyms: Ready-made
Similar to: Unoriginal



Definition of Cliched

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of clichéd) ¹

2. Adjective. Something repeated so often that has become stale or commonplace; hackneyed. (defdate from early 20th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cliched

1. cliche [adj] - See also: cliche

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cliched

clevises
clew
clew-garnet
clew-garnets
clewed
clewing
clewless
clewline
clewlines
clews
cley
cleystaff
clianthus
cliche
cliche'
cliched (current term)
clicheed
cliches
cliché-ridden
cliché-verre
clichéed
click
click-clack
click-murmur syndrome
click-through
click-throughs
click beetle
click beetles
click chemistry

Literary usage of Cliched

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1. Copy Proof: A New Method for Design and Education by Gert Staal, Edith Gruson (2000)
"... a blank line and a concluding familiar saying such as, 'The early bird catches the worm,' or a cliched expression: 'You can bet your boots on that'. ..."

2. Secreted Desires: The Major Uranians by Michael Matthew Kaylor (2006)
"This image of a torch-race seems pat, simplistic, cliched — therein resides its opacity ... such pejoratives — pat, simplistic, cliched — seem befitting, ..."

3. Icelandby Cathy Harlow by Cathy Harlow (2004)
"... breathtaking views and clear, clean air, that lends the landscape the vivid hues of an artist's palette, and its cliched title of 'island of contrasts'. ..."

4. Command and Control for War and Peace by DIANE Publishing Company, Thomas P. Coakley (1994)
"The somewhat cliched phrase "centralized control, decentralized execution" is said to characterize American military operations and to be vastly superior to ..."

5. Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices by Ralph Fletcher (2006)
"(If a song includes too many F-bombs, I get to switch to the next one.) These rap lyrics run the whole gamut—cliched, clever, funny—and some are shocking. ..."

6. Cycling in France by Carole Saint-Laurent (2003)
"Sounds too cliched? Wait and see. You'll find yourself succumbing to these irresistible Latin charms. A Roman town, Aries has managed to preserve traces of ..."

7. Costa Rica Alive! by Bruce Morris (2002)
"The staff greets new arrivals not only with the cliched welcome cocktail, but also with a warm, moist towel to refresh the road weary. ..."

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