hackneyed

[ hak-need ]
/ ˈhæk nid /

adjective

made commonplace or trite; stale; banal: the hackneyed images of his poetry.

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Origin of hackneyed

First recorded in 1740–50; hackney + -ed2

SYNONYMS FOR hackneyed

overdone, overused.

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OTHER WORDS FROM hackneyed

non·hack·neyed, adjectiveun·hack·neyed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hackneyed

hackneyed
/ (ˈhæknɪd) /

adjective

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