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stereotyped

adjective ste·reo·typed

Definition of STEREOTYPED

:  lacking originality or individuality

Examples of STEREOTYPED

  1. <the wacky neighbor and other stereotyped characters seen on TV sitcoms>

First Known Use of STEREOTYPED

1849

Synonym Discussion of STEREOTYPED

trite, hackneyed, stereotyped, threadbare mean lacking the freshness that evokes attention or interest. trite applies to a once effective phrase or idea spoiled from long familiarity <“you win some, you lose some” is a trite expression>. hackneyed stresses being worn out by overuse so as to become dull and meaningless <all of the metaphors and images in the poem are hackneyed>. stereotyped implies falling invariably into the same pattern or form <views of minorities that are stereotyped and out-of-date>. threadbare applies to what has been used until its possibilities of interest have been totally exhausted <a mystery novel with a threadbare plot>.
STEREOTYPED Defined for Kids

stereotyped

adjective ste·reo·typed \ˈster-ē-ə-tīpt, ˈstir-\

Definition of STEREOTYPED for Kids

:  following a pattern or stereotype :  lacking originality <The book had only stereotyped characters.>

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