clichéd

adjective
cli·​chéd | \ klē-ˈshād How to pronounce clichéd (audio) , ˈklē-ˌshād, kli-ˈshād \

Definition of clichéd

1 : marked by or abounding in clichés
2 : hackneyed a clichéd phrase

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Examples of clichéd in a Sentence

The comedian was booed offstage after telling another clichéd knock-knock joke.
Recent Examples on the Web The adaptation fails to find that depth, focusing instead on more cliched approaches to superhero vs supervillain drama. Erik Kain, Forbes, 9 May 2021 The jokes are cliched and obvious, too often dependent upon the considerable talents of the cast to find a payoff. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 14 Apr. 2021 In that typical cliched way that men don't talk about stuff. Samantha Highfill, EW.com, 2 May 2021 Graham has the roughest road, saddled with cliched dialogue and predictable plot developments. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 24 Mar. 2021 Here, though, the cliched, flimsy story is a shame. Todd Martens Game Critic, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2021 Add an ending that, while not always the cliched happily-ever-after, is wholly satisfying. Usa Today Life Staff, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2021 More complex, more sophisticated stories and representations need to replace the simplistic, outdated and cliched tropes that have been consistently rewarded at the Oscars. Magda Romanska, The Conversation, 2 Nov. 2020 The result is a portrait that avoids cliched comparisons with conductor-composer-pianist Leonard Bernstein, a Tilson Thomas mentor for whom there is no comparison. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, 19 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of clichéd

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Clichéd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clich%C3%A9d. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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