Definitions for hackneyedˈhæk nid

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hack•neyed*ˈhæk nid(adj.)

  1. made commonplace or trite; stale; banal.

* Syn: See commonplace.

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

    "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'"


  1. hackneyed(Adjective)

    Repeated too often.

    The sermon was full of hackneyed phrases and platitudes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hackneyed

    of Hackney


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