Associations to the word «Hackneyed»


HACKNEYED, adjective. Repeated too often.
HACKNEYED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of hackney

Dictionary definition

HACKNEYED, adjective. 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'".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis