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Definition of 'hackneyed'

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'"
       Synonyms: banal commonplace old-hat shopworn stock threadbare timeworn tired trite well-worn


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