stereotyped

adjective ste·reo·typed
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of stereotyped

: lacking originality or individuality

Examples of stereotyped in a Sentence

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

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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    • views of minorities that are stereotyped and out-of-date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 Students

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


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