What is difference between stereotype and cliche?
Please answer me simply because I am learning English ,
Could you take some example
- Salt and PeppyLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Stereotypes And ClichesSource(s): https://owly.im/a74K4
- HannahLv 78 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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- 4 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."