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 Jamie-Lynn Sigler costar in this cliched 2019 crime drama set in the 1950s. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "What’s on TV This Week: A Bruce Lee doc on ESPN and more," 5 June 2020 His real talent is to bring the irrational wildness of fandom to stories and subjects that in other hands feel exhausted, cliched, or just dated. Sebastian Smee, chicagotribune.com, "The ugly underside of Brad Pitt’s cool car in ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’," 25 Aug. 2019 In most cases, saying a woman is flirting to get ahead would be a cliched and rude insult. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Will Miranda Win The Circle With This Very Bachelorette Strategy?," 3 Jan. 2020 His real talent is to bring the irrational wildness of fandom to stories and subjects that in other hands feel exhausted, cliched, or just dated. Sebastian Smee, chicagotribune.com, "The ugly underside of Brad Pitt’s cool car in ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’," 25 Aug. 2019 His real talent is to bring the irrational wildness of fandom to stories and subjects that in other hands feel exhausted, cliched, or just dated. Sebastian Smee, chicagotribune.com, "The ugly underside of Brad Pitt’s cool car in ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’," 25 Aug. 2019 His real talent is to bring the irrational wildness of fandom to stories and subjects that in other hands feel exhausted, cliched, or just dated. Sebastian Smee, chicagotribune.com, "The ugly underside of Brad Pitt’s cool car in ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’," 25 Aug. 2019 His real talent is to bring the irrational wildness of fandom to stories and subjects that in other hands feel exhausted, cliched, or just dated. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "The ugly underside of Brad Pitt’s cool car in ‘Once Upon a Time . . .’," 23 Aug. 2019 Ultimately, the cliched characterizations weaken Why Women Kill far more than its antic hijinks. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Why Women Kill': TV Review," 15 Aug. 2019

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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 2 Jul. 2020.

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