What does hackneyed mean?

Definitions for hackneyedˈhæk nid

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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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hackneyed in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hackneyed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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