What is difference between stereotype and cliche?

Please answer me simply because I am learning English ,

Could you take some example

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5 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    A stereotype is the wide-held belief about a person or a group of people, that may, or may not, be true.

    For example, these are all stereotypes:

    Black people can't swim.

    White men can't jump.

    All Asians know Kung Fu.

    A cliche is a phrase that is widely known, such as...

    Look before you leap.

    Money doesn't grow on trees.

    Love hurts.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Stereotypes And Cliches

  • Hannah
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    A stereotype is a person. Like Mitt Romney is a a stereotype of a very wealthy person.

    A cliche is an overused phrase, like Fit as a Fiddle.

  • 8 years ago

    Stereotype = something standard, conventional, formulaic;

    Ex: A politician using big words, making promises that they cannot keep (no offence, politicians).

    Cliché = something overused, hackneyed.

    Ex: A politician making the same promises, and using the same big words, over and over again, in any debate and any speech.

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  • 5 years ago

    Mid 19th century: French, past participle (used as a noun) of clicher 'to stereotype'. They are very similar. A stereotype is a generalization, it's usually considered negative, and is oversimplified. Oxford uses "the woman as the carer" as their example of a stereotype. Not all women are "carers" so it is a stereotype. A cliche is any word, phrase, situation, or idea that has become so popular it is tired and overused. It can be a stereotype, but it can also be a fact. Popular phrases can be cliche, a stereotype can be a cliche, or even common things in poetry can become cliche, like the very overused "babbling brook" "pouring rain" or "everlasting love."

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