stereotypical

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Etymology[edit]

From stereotype +‎ -ical, derived from French stéréotype.

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stereotypical ‎(comparative more stereotypical, superlative most stereotypical)

  1. Pertaining to a stereotype; conventional
  2. banal, commonplace and clichéd because of overuse
    I was disappointed by the stereotypical the-butler-did-it ending.
  3. Relating to stereotypy.
    • 2005, Lloyd J. Brown, ‎Lee Todd Miller, Pediatrics (page 383)
      Tics are brief, stereotypical behaviors that are initiated by an unconscious urge that can be temporarily suppressed.

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