hackneyed


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

hack·neyed

 (hăk′nēd)
adj.
Overfamiliar through overuse; trite.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hackneyed

(ˈhæknɪd)
adj
(of phrases, fashions, etc) used so often as to be trite, dull, and stereotyped
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

hack•neyed

(ˈhæk nid)

adj.
made commonplace or trite; stale; banal.
[1740–50]
syn: See commonplace.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

hackneyed

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

hackneyed

adjective
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations
баналенизтърканшаблонен
kulunut
banalanizlizan
banaltrivial

hackneyed

[ˈhæknɪd] ADJ [saying, expression] → trillado, gastado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hackneyed

[ˈhæknid] adj [image] → banal(e), vu(e) et revu(e); [phrase, expression] → éculé(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hackneyed

adj (Brit) phrase, word, metaphor, themeabgenutzt, abgedroschen (inf); photograph, imagestereotyp; hackneyed ideaKlischee nt, → Klischeevorstellung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

hackneyed

[ˈhæknɪd] adj (saying) → trito/a
hackneyed expression → luogo comune
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.