hackneyed


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hack·neyed

 (hăk′nēd)
adj.
Overfamiliar through overuse; trite.

hackneyed

(ˈhæknɪd)
adj
(of phrases, fashions, etc) used so often as to be trite, dull, and stereotyped

hack•neyed

(ˈhæk nid)

adj.
made commonplace or trite; stale; banal.
[1740–50]
syn: See commonplace.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hackneyed - 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'"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

hackneyed

hackneyed

adjective
Translations
баналенизтърканшаблонен
kulunut
banalanizlizan
banaltrivial

hackneyed

[ˈhæknɪd] ADJ [saying, expression] → trillado, gastado

hackneyed

[ˈhæknid] adj [image] → banal(e), vu(e) et revu(e); [phrase, expression] → éculé(e)

hackneyed

adj (Brit) phrase, word, metaphor, themeabgenutzt, abgedroschen (inf); photograph, imagestereotyp; hackneyed ideaKlischee nt, → Klischeevorstellung f

hackneyed

[ˈhæknɪd] adj (saying) → trito/a
hackneyed expression → luogo comune
References in classic literature ?
How could the born, lady the recluse of half a lifetime, utterly unpractised in the world, at sixty years of age,--how could she ever dream of succeeding, when the hard, vulgar, keen, busy, hackneyed New England woman had lost five dollars on her little outlay
I detest jargon of every kind, and sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in but what was worn and hackneyed out of all sense and meaning.
Then take my word for it,--I am not a villain: you are not to suppose that--not to attribute to me any such bad eminence; but, owing, I verily believe, rather to circumstances than to my natural bent, I am a trite commonplace sinner, hackneyed in all the poor petty dissipations with which the rich and worthless try to put on life.