hackneyed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hackney +‎ -ed

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hackneyed (comparative more hackneyed, superlative most hackneyed)

  1. Repeated too often.
    Synonyms: banal, commonplace, clichéd, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, unoriginal, well-worn; see also Thesaurus:hackneyed
    The sermon was full of hackneyed phrases and platitudes.
  2. (dated) Let out for hire.

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Verb[edit]

hackneyed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of hackney