hackneyed

  • 1Hackneyed — Pays d’origine  Allemagne Genre musical Death Metal Années d activité Depuis 2007 Labels …

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  • 2Hackneyed — Allgemeine Informationen Genre( …

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  • 3hackneyed — hackneyed; un·hackneyed; …

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  • 4hackneyed — meaning ‘made commonplace or trite by overuse’, is spelt eyed. For hackneyed phrases, see clichés …

    Modern English usage

  • 5hackneyed — index familiar (customary), mundane, nondescript, ordinary, pedestrian, prosaic, stale, trite …

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  • 6hackneyed — (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

  • 7hackneyed — *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 …

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  • 8hackneyed — [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conventional, corny*, everyday, familiar tune*, hokey*, moth eaten*, obsolete, old, old chestnut*, old hat*, old saw*, outdated, outmoded, outof date, overworked, pedestrian*, played… …

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  • 9hackneyed — ► 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» …

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  • 10hackneyed — [hak′nēd΄] adj. made trite by overuse SYN. TRITE …

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  • 11Hackneyed — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12hackneyed — [[t]hæ̱knid[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something such as a saying or an image as hackneyed, you think it is no longer likely to interest, amuse or affect people because it has been used, seen, or heard many times before. Power corrupts and… …

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  • 13hackneyed — adjective Date: 1735 lacking in freshness or originality < hackneyed slogans > Synonyms: see trite …

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  • 14hackneyed — /hak need/, adj. made commonplace or trite; stale; banal: the hackneyed images of his poetry. [1740 50; HACKNEY + ED2] Syn. overdone, overused. See commonplace. * * * …

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  • 15hackneyed — adjective /ˈhækniːd/ Repeated too often. The sermon was full of hackneyed phrases and platitudes. Syn: banal, commonplace, clichéd, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn …

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  • 16hackneyed — adj. Hackneyed is used with these nouns: ↑image, ↑phrase …

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  • 17hackneyed — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. trite, stale, used, banal, commonplace. See habit. Ant., new; profound. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. worn out, old, trite; see common 1 , dull 4 . See Synonym Study at trite . III (Roget s 3&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18hackneyed — hack|neyed [ˈhæknid] adj [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: hackney to use (a horse) for ordinary riding, to use (something) too much (16 19 centuries), from hackney horse for ordinary riding (14 20 centuries), probably from Hackney, area in London,&#8230; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19hackneyed — hack|neyed [ hæknid ] adjective hackneyed words or ideas have been used so often that they do not seem interesting or original any more …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20hackneyed — adjective a hackneyed phrase, statement, etc is boring and does not have much meaning because it has been used so often; trite …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English