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 ?
To a people of this nature the Homeric epos would be inacceptable, and the post-Homeric epic, with its conventional atmosphere, its trite and hackneyed diction, and its insincere sentiment, would be anathema.
He seemed to express himself with difficulty, as though words were not the medium with which his mind worked; and you had to guess the intentions of his soul by hackneyed phrases, slang, and vague, unfinished gestures.
For which hackneyed quotation I will make the reader amends by a very noble one, which few, I believe, have read.