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clews
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clianthus
Clianthus Dampieri
Clianthus formosus
Clianthus puniceus
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clich
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cliched
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cliche definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a trite or obvious remark [syn: platitude, cliche, banality, commonplace, bromide]

Merriam Webster's

noun see cliché

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Clich'e Cli`ch['e]", n. [F. clich['e], from clicher to stereotype.] A stereotype plate or any similar reproduction of ornament, or lettering, in relief. Clich['e] casting, a mode of obtaining an impression from a die or woodcut, or the like, by striking it suddenly upon metal which has been fused and is just becoming solid; also, the casting so obtained.

Moby Thesaurus

abstraction, banality, banalness, bathetic, bromide, byword, catch phrase, catchword, chestnut, cliched, commonness, commonplace, commonplace expression, commonplaceness, corn, corniness, cry, fad word, familiar tune, familiarness, fustiness, general idea, generalization, generalized proposition, glittering generality, hack, hackneyed, hackneyed expression, hackneyed saying, hackneyedness, lieu commun, locus communis, mustiness, old joke, old saw, old song, old story, pet expression, platitude, platitudinousness, prosaicism, prosaism, prose, reiteration, retold story, rubber stamp, shibboleth, slogan, squareness, stale, staleness, stereotype, stereotyped saying, sweeping statement, tag, timeworn, tired cliche, trite saying, triteness, triticism, truism, twice-told tale, unoriginality, vogue word



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