hackwork


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hack·work

 (hăk′wûrk′)
n.
1. Commissioned work, such as writing or acting, done usually by formula and in conformance with commercial standards.
2. Tedious, monotonous, or uninteresting work of any kind.

hackwork

(ˈhækˌwɜːk)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) undistinguished literary work produced to order
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hackwork - professional work done according to formula
toil, labor, labour - productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
Translations

hackwork

[ˈhækwɜːk] Ntrabajo m de rutina (iro) → periodismo m
References in periodicals archive ?
Apparently, so does legal hackwork in Aguirre's jurisdiction.
Harold Jenkins, Chettle's literary biographer, offered a summary portrait: "always miserably poor, struggling against poverty, turning his hand to any sort of hackwork for any meager reward, resorting to various devices to obtain the most insignificant sums of money, yet repeatedly in trouble and sometimes in prison for debt" (29).
The ban was occasioned by documentation, in a Swedish exhibition catalogue, of works (A Bird of Plaster for Bronze - Malmo, 1974, and Man-dick, 1968-74) by both artists that, like other works for which KwieKulik are well known, found the pair using their official jobs as producers of regime-glorifying hackwork (monumental sculpture, commemorative plaques, banners, etc.
But tired cliched couplets on Gypsy Girl show how worn the hackwork can be.
Trying to learn about the actual events of The Fictional Age--what 'really happened'--it's hackwork.
Taking a break after writing four back-to-back "Paranormal Activity" sequels (and directing one--2014's "The Marked Ones"), helmer Christopher Landon delivers a more straightforward slab of horror-comedy hackwork with this frenzied tale of three beige-uniformed buddies trying to fend off a small-town zombie outbreak.
It was now time to see if all the footwork, hackwork, paddlework and guesswork would pay dividends.
There would seem to be an analogy between his physical stamina and mental durability, how he endured, even excelled at the virtually incessant demands made upon his imagination, whether or not the result was hackwork.
The book is a wretched piece of hackwork and political propaganda, filled with lies, portraying Ira as a calculating monster and spy for the Russians, and Eve and Sylphid as heroic Americans protecting democracy.
What he produced is often seen as lesser hackwork, done for gain only, but they should not be ignored - they are all carefully constructed, interesting and linked to much of his other work.
into this reworking of a popular piece of theatrical hackwork he poured everything--the national identity-crisis, as London awaited the death of one monarch and the arrival of another; the mood of public disillusion as Elizabeth's reign ended; the doubts and anxieties that thoughtful men and women felt about politics, religion and philosophy.
Unveiled in Milan on December 26, 1772, and marking an artistic advance over its Mozartean operatic predecessors, Mitridate, Re di Panto and Ascanio in Alba, Lucio Silla nevertheless comes from a time when the young composer accepted hackwork dramatic texts he would likely have rejected during his later Da Ponte years.