Definition of Hackneyed in English :

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Hackneyed meaning in English

Meaning of Hackneyed in English

Pronunciation of Hackneyed in English

Hackneyed pronunciation in English

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1. banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

Example Sentences:
'bromidic sermons'
'his remarks were trite and commonplace'
'hackneyed phrases'
'a stock answer'
'repeating threadbare jokes'
'parroting some timeworn axiom'
'the trite metaphor hard as nails''

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of hackneyed
(of phrases, fashions, etc) used so often as to be trite, dull, and stereotyped

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see synonyms of hackneyed
made trite by overuse

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of hackneyed
Overfamiliar through overuse; trite.

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