UnivSource.com - Your Most Comprehensive Source for Information on Universities
  Web UnivSource.com

You're Here : UnivSource Home > Vocabulary Builder (Beta Version)

The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

cliché (noun) worn-out, trite expressions, ideas, etc..

A phrase or an idea that has been so often repeated that it is no longer interesting or has any meaning is a cliché. A proverb often repeated, like, for example, 'A watched kettle never boils,' is an example of a cliché. 'Last but not least,' 'I will be failing in my duty, if I don’t mention,' are also examples of clichés. The frequent use of clichés in speech or writing is a sign of weak style and show a lack of originality. They fail to hold the interest of the audience or the readers.

  • 'I'll shed the last drop of my blood in defense of my motherland' and 'My country above myself' are the clichés which politicians often repeat and which we are tired of.
  • 'Where there's a will, there's a way,' is the cliché that the boss was fond of, whenever the workers were a bit reluctant to do a job.
Useful Links
Download Our iPhone App
Download Our Android App
Earn Your Degree Online
Earn Your Art & Design Degree Online
Earn Your Business Degree Online
Earn Your Culinary Degree Online
Earn Your Education Degree Online
Earn Your Health Care Degree Online
Earn Your Law & Justice Degree Online
Earn Your Psychology Degree Online
Earn Your Technicians Degree Online
Earn Your Technology Degree Online
US Universities by Name
US Universities by Program
US Universities by State
Canadian Universities by Name
Canadian Universities by Region

Last Modified : 11-May 2009
Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution & Microsoft Internet Explorer