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1. hackneyed

adjective. ['ˈhækniːd'] repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse.

Synonyms

  • unoriginal
  • stock
  • shopworn
  • timeworn
  • trite
  • old-hat
  • threadbare
  • banal
  • commonplace
  • tired

Antonyms

  • new
  • fresh
  • creative
  • unoriginality

Etymology

  • -ed (English)
  • -od (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hackney (English)

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Rhymes with Hackneyed

  • journeyed

Sentences with hackneyed


1. Noun, plural
Bad sales letters look like hackneyed, gimmicky pitches.

2. Adjective
Don't think of shadows, dark cities and smoke-filled rooms as hackneyed cliches.

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