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Alienation, I suppose, can't be hackneyed because it will always exist.
Mike Birbiglia

Meaning of "hackneyed" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HACKNEYED

hackneyed  [ˈhæknɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HACKNEYED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hackneyed is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HACKNEYED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hackneyed

Cliché

A cliché or cliche is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, even to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel. In phraseology, the term has taken on a more technical meaning, referring to an expression imposed by conventionalized linguistic usage. The term is frequently used in modern culture for an action or idea that is expected or predictable, based on a prior event. Typically pejorative, "clichés" are not always false or inaccurate; a cliché may or may not be true. Some are stereotypes, but some are simply truisms and facts. Clichés often are employed for comic effect, typically in fiction. Most phrases now considered clichéd originally were regarded as striking, but have lost their force through overuse. In this connection, David Mason and John Frederick Nims cite a particularly harsh judgement by Salvador Dalí: "The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.

Definition of hackneyed in the English dictionary

The definition of hackneyed in the dictionary is used so often as to be trite, dull, and stereotyped.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HACKNEYED


Achaemenid
əˈkiːmənɪd
acned
ˈæknɪd
arachnid
əˈræknɪd
canid
ˈkænɪd
cyanid
ˈsaɪənɪd
cyprinid
sɪˈpraɪnɪd
Enid
ˈiːnɪd
Geminid
ˈdʒɛmɪˌnɪd
hominid
ˈhɒmɪnɪd
honeyed
ˈhʌnɪd
learned
ˈlɜːnɪd
Leonid
ˈliːənɪd
moneyed
ˈmʌnɪd
monied
ˈmʌnɪd
pycnogonid
pɪkˈnɒɡəˌnɪd
salmonid
ˈsælmənɪd
Sassanid
ˈsæsənɪd
unaccompanied
ˌʌnəˈkʌmpənɪd
unhackneyed
ʌnˈhæknɪd
unlearned
ʌnˈlɜːnɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HACKNEYED

hacking
hacking coat
hacking cough
hacking jacket
hackle
hackle fly
hackler
hackles
hacklet
hackly
Hackman
hackmatack
hackmen
hackney
hackney cab
hackneyism
hackneyman
hacksaw
hacktivist
hackwork

WORDS THAT END LIKE HACKNEYED

bleary-eyed
blue-eyed
bright-eyed
bug-eyed
clear-eyed
cockeyed
cross-eyed
eagle-eyed
eyed
glassy-eyed
green-eyed
misty-eyed
one-eyed
red-eyed
sad-eyed
sharp-eyed
starry-eyed
uneyed
unmoneyed
wide-eyed

Synonyms and antonyms of hackneyed in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HACKNEYED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hackneyed» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hackneyed

Translation of «hackneyed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HACKNEYED

Find out the translation of hackneyed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hackneyed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hackneyed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

陈腐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

manida
570 millions of speakers

English

hackneyed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मामूली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مبتذل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

заезженная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

banal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বস্তাপচা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

galvaudé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hackneyed
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

abgedroschen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

陳腐な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

진부하기 짝이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hackneyed
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tầm thường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெற்றுச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हॅक केलेले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

basmakalıp
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hackneyed
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oklepane
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заїжджена
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tocit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τετριμμένη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geykte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slitet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

banal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hackneyed

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hackneyed

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QUOTES WITH «HACKNEYED»

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Mike Birbiglia
Alienation, I suppose, can't be hackneyed because it will always exist.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HACKNEYED»

Discover the use of hackneyed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hackneyed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Snark Handbook: Cliches Edition : Overused Buzzwords, ...
Collects the English language's most overused phrases and complements each selection with humorous commentary.
Lawrence Dorfman, 2012
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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Eleventh Edition
HACKNEYED stresses being worn out by overuse so as to become dull and meaningless <all of the metaphors and images in the poem are hackneyed). STEREOTYPED implies falling invariably into the same pattern or form <views of  ...
‎2004
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Speaking of Animals: A Dictionary of Animal Metaphors
H HACK See Hackneyed. HACKNEY See Hackneyed. HACKNEYED to be hackneyed. To be stale or trite. WNNCD: 1749. Source: HORSE. Hackneyed derives from the M.E. noun hakeney "a horse used for riding or driving" (WNNCD: 14th ...
Robert Allen Palmatier, 1995
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Oxford Thesaurus of English
adjective hackneyed old sayings: overused, overworked, overdone, worn out, time-worn, platitudinous, vapid, stale, tired, threadbare; trite, banal, hack, clichéd, hoary, commonplace, common, ordinary, stock, conventional, stereotyped, ...
Maurice Waite, 2009
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ReJoycing: New Readings of Dubliners
Though the content of death is repeatedly evoked, the expression — marked by a significant absence of Dubliners standard, hackneyed language — denies death. In another context when Michael Furey is first mentioned by Gretta, he may ...
Rosa Bollettieri Bosinelli, Harold F. Mosher, Jr.
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The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and ...
H. HACKNE. Y,. HACKNEYED. A carriage horse; tired, old,clichéd. Originally, a hackney was, according to the OED, a “horse of middle size & quality for ordinary riding; a drudge, hireling.” Over time, the word was hitched to the carriage it ...
Phil Cousineau, 2013
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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
It taught me to keep from spilling milk if I could; but to forget it completely, once it was spilled and had gone down the drain.” Some readers are going to snort at the idea of making so much over a hackneyed proverb like “Don't cry over spilt milk ...
Dale Carnegie, 2010
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Nabokov's Permanent Mystery: The Expression of Metaphysics ...
Even here, when he considered himself “an innocent beginner,” he writes of structure and content as inextricably bound together: “The hackneyed order ofwords ... engendered the hackneyed disorder of thought.” He uses the same word, ...
David S. Rutledge, 2010
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SAT and ACT VOCABULARY BUILDING
HACKNEYED 3. Taking umbrage at being slighted,he clamped his lips together inthe manner a(n) schoolboy. 3. RECALCITRANT 4. Although sheloved him deeply, his mood swings, happy one minute and sadthe next, disturbed her. 4.
Robert L. Crist, 2008
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The SAT Word Slam: Rhyme Your Way to a Better Vocabulary and ...
Hackneyed (adj) “hACK-need” Hackneyed expressions are Boring and common, Banal, clichéd, and cheap. When writing is hackneyed, We've heard itbefore. Blah-blah-blah Put me to sleep. I'll tell you what's hackneyed: Reality shows .
Jodi Fodor, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HACKNEYED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hackneyed is used in the context of the following news items.
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Despite Shahid Kapoor, the only thing reloaded in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa …
After four hours of watching the show over two days, watching the same hackneyed dance numbers, and hearing the same gay jokes and ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
2
Russia Can't Be Managed With Western Rules
The claim critics constantly repeat that President Vladimir Putin is guilty of all mortal sins has already become a tiresome and hackneyed cliche. «The Moscow Times, Jul 15»
3
Hillary: Same old '90s Clinton demagoguery
This hackneyed slogan is grounded in the lie that Republicans believe that only by stacking the deck in favor of the wealthiest people will the ... «WND.com, Jul 15»
4
Ashes 2015: first Test report cards for England and Australia in Cardiff
Hackneyed moves, like giving the spinner an over before an interval, suddenly looked Brearleyesque, as the wicket magically arrived. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
“Walking Dead” grumble thread: “Fear the Walking Dead” trailer …
My misgiving about the trailer is … the teenagers. Teenager storylines in any genre are almost always hackneyed and the acting is usually bad, ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
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Phuket Hurricane goes top in Multihull Solutions Regatta
I hate to use a hackneyed phrase, but it really was 'champagne sailing',” said Multihull Solutions Asia managing director Andrew de Bruin. «The Phuket News, Jul 15»
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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Jurassic' is out of this 'World'
... Jake Johnson, plays Lowery Cruthers, a tech-savvy computer geek. He does a particularly funny send up of a certain hackneyed film trope. «Bucks Local News, Jul 15»
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The Monitor :: Dare to Dream - Magang speaks to the youth
We have heard such a statement so often that it now borders on the hackneyed. It stops just short of being a cliché. Yet it rings very true. «Mmegi Online, Jul 15»
9
5 Most Disappointing Games of 2015 So Far
It's as if they've just added a new skin, tacked on an embarrassingly hackneyed cop storyline and hoped that nobody would notice. The result is ... «Cultured Vultures, Jul 15»
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True Detective season two, episode four recap – Down Will Come
There are plenty of reasons for viewers to be disappointed with this Vinci arc of the anthology series – hackneyed dialogue, overfamiliar themes ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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