[n] a trite or obvious remark
[adj] not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines"
[adj] obvious and dull; "trivial conversation"; "commonplace prose"
[adj] completely ordinary and unremarkable; "air travel has now become commonplace"; "commonplace everyday activities"
[adj] repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
banal, banality, bromide, cliche, hackneyed, humdrum, ordinary, platitude, prosaic, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, trivial, unexciting, unglamorous, unglamourous, unoriginal, well-worn