Synonyms of 'stereotype'
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A cliché is an idea or phrase which has been used so much that it is no longer interesting or effective or no longer has much meaning.
I've learned that the cliché about life not being fair is true.
At first sight, he is not cast in the leading man mould.
Thesaurus for stereotype from the Collins English Thesaurus
A stereotype is a fixed general image or set of characteristics that a lot of people believe represent a particular type of person or thing.