Associations to the word «Hackneyed»

Wiktionary

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

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky