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Meaning & Definition of Hackneyed in English

English

Hackneyed

/hæknid/

adjective

1. 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'"
    synonym:
  • banal
  • ,
  • commonplace
  • ,
  • hackneyed
  • ,
  • old-hat
  • ,
  • shopworn
  • ,
  • stock(a)
  • ,
  • threadbare
  • ,
  • timeworn
  • ,
  • tired
  • ,
  • trite
  • ,
  • well-worn