Hackneyed
Hackney Hack"ney, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hackneyed} (-n[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hackneying}.] 1. To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation. [1913 Webster]

Had I so lavish of my presence been, So common-hackneyed in the eyes of men. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To carry in a hackney coach. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]


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  • hackneyed — hackneyed; un·hackneyed; …   English syllables

  • hackneyed — meaning ‘made commonplace or trite by overuse’, is spelt eyed. For hackneyed phrases, see clichés …   Modern English usage

  • hackneyed — index familiar (customary), mundane, nondescript, ordinary, pedestrian, prosaic, stale, trite …   Law dictionary

  • hackneyed — (adj.) 1769, kept for hire, pp. adjective from HACKNEY (Cf. hackney). The figurative sense of trite, so overused as to have become uninteresting is older, 1749, from HACK (Cf. hack) (n.2) in special sense of one who writes anything for hire …   Etymology dictionary

  • hackneyed — *trite, stereotyped, threadbare, shopworn Analogous words: antiquated, archaic, obsolete, antediluvian, *old: worn, wasted (see HAGGARD): attenuated, diluted (see THIN vb) Contrasted words: fresh, novel, original, *new …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hackneyed — [adj] clichéd, tired antiquated, banal, common, commonplace, conventional, corny*, everyday, familiar tune*, hokey*, moth eaten*, obsolete, old, old chestnut*, old hat*, old saw*, outdated, outmoded, outof date, overworked, pedestrian*, played… …   New thesaurus

  • hackneyed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a phrase or idea) unoriginal and trite. ORIGIN from the obsolete verb hackney «use a horse for general purposes», later «make commonplace by overuse» …   English terms dictionary

  • hackneyed — [hak′nēd΄] adj. made trite by overuse SYN. TRITE …   English World dictionary

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