commonplace; unoriginal; shallow in meaning
His letter of condolence was obviously insincere, consisting only of a few trite phrases.
terere (to rub, wear down) (Latin)
banal, lackluster, nondescript, prosaic, trifling, trite
exceptionable, preeminent, prodigious
trite sounds like tried. when smthng is tried again n again it bcomes hackneyed trite = tri +it (so sounds like try + it) She made the same dish all the time and give it to her friends saying, 'try it'. as it is repeated so many times, it becomes over familiar.