Definitions for hackneyedˈhæk nid
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
made commonplace or trite; stale; banal.
* Syn: See commonplace.
Origin of hackneyed:
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'"
Repeated too often.
The sermon was full of hackneyed phrases and platitudes.
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