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stereotyped

adjective

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stereotyped

verb
past tense of stereotype

Synonyms of stereotyped (Entry 2 of 2)

to use so much as to make less appealing
  • movies have stereotyped the hooker with a heart of gold ad nauseam

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How does the adjective stereotyped differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of stereotyped are hackneyed, threadbare, and trite. While all these words mean "lacking the freshness that evokes attention or interest," stereotyped implies falling invariably into the same pattern or form.

views of minorities that are stereotyped and out-of-date

In what contexts can hackneyed take the place of stereotyped?

While in some cases nearly identical to stereotyped, 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

When would threadbare be a good substitute for stereotyped?

The synonyms threadbare and stereotyped are sometimes interchangeable, but threadbare applies to what has been used until its possibilities of interest have been totally exhausted.

a mystery novel with a threadbare plot

Where would trite be a reasonable alternative to stereotyped?

Although the words trite and stereotyped have much in common, trite applies to a once effective phrase or idea spoiled from long familiarity.

"you win some, you lose some" is a trite expression

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The first known use of stereotyped was in 1829

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“Stereotyped.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stereotyped. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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