1. made commonplace or trite; stale; banal: the hackneyed images of his poetry.
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WORDS RELATED TO HACKNEYED
timeworn, corny, trite, banal, stale, threadbare, well-worn, antiquated, common, commonplace, conventional, everyday, hokey, moth-eaten, obsolete, old, out-of-date, outdated, outmoded, overworked
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Origin: 1740–50; hackney + -ed
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Even the harmonized choral accents are hackneyed, ripped straight from her previous mega-hit “You Belong with Me.”
TAYLOR SWIFT’S ‘1989’: COUNTRY’S PRODIGAL DAUGHTER CREATES THE BEST POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR|MARLOW STERN|OCTOBER 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hackneyed chestnuts like that are reserved for old toastmasters, and yet, there we were.
FROM MOSCOW TO QUEENS, DOWN SERGEI DOVLATOV WAY|DANIEL GENIS|SEPTEMBER 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes Allen retools a hackneyed plot and the bones show through—not this time.
WOODY ALLEN’S BEST & WORST MOVIES: ‘ANNIE HALL’ ‘MATCH POINT’ & MORE (VIDEO)|MALCOLM JONES|JULY 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Hackneyed and dull, it feels like a lazy throwback in every sense of the word.
FALL-WINTER TV PREVIEW: SNAP JUDGMENTS OF 2013–14’S NEW SHOWS|JACE LACOB, KEVIN FALLON|JULY 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Everything seemed too hackneyed or unconvincing or simply impossible.
A MATHEMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE NOVEL: MANIL SURI EXPLAINS “THE CITY OF DEVI”|MANIL SURI|MARCH 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The hackneyed recitation, if rendered better than ever before, will win more applause than a fresh bit carelessly studied.
RECITATIONS FOR THE SOCIAL CIRCLE|JAMES CLARENCE HARVEY
I sat down at the writing-table and wrote a letter on the hackneyed subject of my unhappy love affair.
THE CONFESSION OF A FOOL|AUGUST STRINDBERG
Many words become so hackneyed as to be no longer impressive.
ENGLISH DIALECTS FROM THE EIGHTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT DAY|WALTER W. SKEAT
And are you, my dear friend, to be duped by this hackneyed word?
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 8 (OF 10)|MARIA EDGEWORTH
Hill was a compiler of books and a hackneyed practitioner in the arts of that profession.
THE BAPTIST MAGAZINE, VOL. 27, JUNE 1835|VARIOUS