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Showing a lack of originality; based on frequently repeated phrases or opinions.‘he has a horror of clichéd images of African-American life’
ordinary, run-of-the-mill, middle-of-the-road, mainstream, unremarkable, unexceptional, undistinguished, uninspired, unexciting, unmemorable, forgettable, indifferent, average, so-so, mediocre, pedestrian, prosaic, lacklustre, dull, bland, uninteresting, mundane, everyday, quotidian, humdrum, hackneyed, trite, banal, clichéd, predictable, overused, overdone, overworked, stale, worn out, time-worn, tired, unoriginal, derivativeView synonyms
- ‘No amount of attention to signs can undo the impact of cliched words or banal sentiments.’
- ‘The problem is in the execution, which feels incredibly derivative and cliched.’
- ‘The sagas attracted huge audiences, hooked on every clichéd twist and turn of the predictable plot.’
- ‘This stuff is served up in such a mundane, cliched way that even if there is a truth in there, it blew right by me.’
- ‘Joey is worth watching for the cast, but you will be let down by the predictable and clichéd style of humour.’
- ‘For too many players on the pitch, the clichéd phrase of just trying to treat it like any other game had obviously been taken to heart.’
- ‘This is probably just as well, given the extent to which some titles - particularly the most cliched ones - get over-used.’
- ‘It won't be to all tastes, but it does make you view what can become a cliched media story in a fresh way.’
- ‘We need whatever music, no matter how corny or clichéd, to get us through our days and nights.’
- ‘The samples on their albums sound fresh and vibrant, not like the tired and clichéd samples so many rappers resort to.’
- ‘The work is free of the tired clichéd issues surrounding and weighing down most conceptual installation art.’
- ‘Offering a slice of Bollywood craze to people here, she says teaching Bollywood dance is not just about passing on the cliched steps.’
- ‘Overcoming the traditional cliched views of civil servants remains a challenge if the body is to attract the best talent in the marketplace away from the private sector.’
- ‘In its less stellar moments, the songwriting can be a bit of a yawn-fest with cliched choruses that are repeated ad nauseam.’
- ‘Adrian cringed at the exact clichéd phrase that he didn't want to hear at all.’
- ‘Sorry to use such a clichéd phrase, but it's appropriate for talking about this film.’
- ‘That it works at all is largely down to the enthusiasm of its cast, who set about making the most of a tired and mostly cliched scenario.’
- ‘They found Chinese painting cliched and lacking vitality.’
- ‘Do we think there's no such thing as bad art: poorly written novels, cliched and unoriginal paintings, unconvincingly acted films?’
- ‘There's a touch of charm, but the cliched storytelling lacks that vital spark to send it soaring above the obligatory half-term movies.’
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