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Definition of "bromidic" [bro•mid•ic]

  • Stale, trite, or commonplace through overuse; clichéd: bromidic gags in sitcoms. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bromidic" in a sentence
  • "She paid homage to the good points of Flamingus, but he was too cut and dried, "bromidic," she classified him, for Derry had carefully explained the etymology of the word."
  • "Obama largely repeated his bromidic message on the Jon Stewart show, where he announced how darn proud he was of Americans for going about their daily business -- educating their kids, showing up for work, taking their vitamins, flossing, walking the dog."
  • "Through several bromidic chapters, she exhorts us to resist the temptations of the "Midlife Industrial Complex"—the cosmetic surgeons, the manufacturers of Cleopatra's 24K-gold skin cream, botox and Restalyne—that try to turn middle age into a disease in need of a cure."