Weekly Word: Truism

A truism is “a self-evident, obvious truth”. But more than that, it’s often a truth so obvious that it’s “hardly worth mentioning, except as a reminder or as a rhetorical or literary device”, according to Wikipedia.

I guess a truism is like a maxim or axiom (a self-evident truth), but it just has a different connotation; one of its listed synonyms is clich