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I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways.
John Milius

Meaning of "hackwork" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HACKWORK

hackwork  [ˈhækˌwɜːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HACKWORK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hackwork is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HACKWORK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hack writer

Hack writer is a colloquial and usually pejorative term used to refer to a writer who is paid to write low-quality, rushed articles or books "to order", often with a short deadline. In a fiction-writing context, the term is used to describe writers who are paid to churn out sensational, lower-quality "pulp" fiction such as "true crime" novels or "bodice ripping" paperbacks. In journalism, the term is used to describe a writer who is deemed to operate as a "mercenary" or "pen for hire", expressing their client's political opinions in pamphlets or newspaper articles. So-called "hack writers" are usually paid by the number of words in their book or article; as a result, hack writing has a reputation for quantity taking precedence over quality.

Definition of hackwork in the English dictionary

The definition of hackwork in the dictionary is undistinguished literary work produced to order.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HACKWORK


artwork
ˈɑːtˌwɜːk
blockwork
ˈblɒkˌwɜːk
bookwork
ˈbʊkˌwɜːk
brickwork
ˈbrɪkˌwɜːk
clockwork
ˈklɒkˌwɜːk
framework
ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk
homework
ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk
housework
ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk
linkwork
ˈlɪŋkˌwɜːk
network
ˈnɛtˌwɜːk
paperwork
ˈpeɪpəˌwɜːk
patchwork
ˈpætʃˌwɜːk
rackwork
ˈrækˌwɜːk
rockwork
ˈrɒkˌwɜːk
rusticwork
ˈrʌstɪkˌwɜːk
stickwork
ˈstɪkˌwɜːk
stockwork
ˈstɒkˌwɜːk
taskwork
ˈtɑːskˌwɜːk
teamwork
ˈtiːmˌwɜːk
wickerwork
ˈwɪkəˌwɜːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HACKWORK

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE HACKWORK

all in a day´s work
at work
coursework
fieldwork
firework
footwork
groundwork
group work
guesswork
like clockwork
metalwork
millwork
needlework
neural network
out of work
rework
social work
waxwork
woodwork
work

Synonyms and antonyms of hackwork in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hackwork» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HACKWORK

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

Translator English - Chinese

hackwork
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hackwork
570 millions of speakers

English

hackwork
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

hackwork
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

hackwork
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

халтура
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hackwork
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাজে বই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

écrivaillerie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kerja keras
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schmiererei
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

hackwork
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

hackwork
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hackwork
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hackwork
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

hackwork
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हॅकवर्क
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gündelik yazı işleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hackwork
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hackwork
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

халтура
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hackwork
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hackwork
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

saai werk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hackwork
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hackwork
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hackwork

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HACKWORK»

The term «hackwork» is used very little and occupies the 160.644 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HACKWORK» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «HACKWORK»

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John Milius
I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HACKWORK»

Discover the use of hackwork in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hackwork and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Louis MacNeice: The Classical Radio Plays
When I'm not doing more or less hackwork I don't do any work at all.35 A number of years later, MacNeice's position seems to have softened. He admits that ' Before I joined the BBC I was, like most of the intelligentsia, prejudiced not only ...
Louis MacNeice, Amanda Wrigley, S. J. Harrison, 2013
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Aesthetics of Alienation: Reassessment of Early Soviet ...
Indeed, in the fight against "hackwork," revalists truly made a considerable contribution. Much was written about ed hackwork" by Voronskii, Lezhnev, and Boris Guber, and in Perevalist tic Solomon Pakentreiger's collection of articles there was ...
Evgeny Dobrenko, 2005
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Stanislavsky: A Life in Letters
Compelled to save my nearest and dearest, I will have even more strongly to devote myself to hackwork, that is, withdraw even farther from art and the theatre, just at the time when I am becoming essential to it. It would be good to settle this ...
Laurence Senelick, 2013
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Backing Into Forward: A Memoir
HACKWORK. WW. hen sex wasn't on my mind, I worked on cartoons. Then, too, there were my forays into the job market. Rent in the fifties was minuscule, but the landlords still expected their money on the first day of the month. I couldn't wait ...
Jules Feiffer, 2012
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Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice
Hackwork. Thomas More's A Dialogue Concerning Heresies was published the year he became Lord Chancellor of England (1529). More decided it was important enough that he would “put business aside, and rob himself of time and sleep ...
David Teems, 2012
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The Latest Hackwork on the Anti-smoking Front
HACKWORK. ON. THE. ANTI-SMOKING. FRONT. DESPITE WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT, JOE Cherner doesn't hate tobacco. He doesn't even hate tobacco companies. But he's spent the past decade doing everything possible to subvert their ...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, with beiogr. ...
By hackwork alone could he live; and, if he died of hackwork, you must blame the system ? One chance of escape there was, and Goldsmith had it shrewdly in view . The Drama was still a form of English literature in which one might follow the ...
Oliver Goldsmith, David Mather Masson, 1869
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Rock and Roll Always Forgets: A Quarter Century of Music ...
The spirit of Montell's hit is closer to 1988 Bobby Brown/Johnny Kemp hackwork than to '90s doo-jack-swing hackwork (which is as joyless as crossover R&B ever gets.) Yet part of me is afraid I'm just lowering my standards—if “This Is How We ...
Chuck Eddy, 2011
9
Service Dress Blues: A Rep & Melissa Pennyworth Mystery
“Let me just check my job description,” Melissa said thoughtfully. “Let's see, that would be under 'H.' 'Hackwork comma Academic.' Yes, that's there. 'Hackwork comma Bureaucratic.' Yep, that too. Hmm. Nope. 'Hackwork comma Political' isn't  ...
Michael Bowen, 2011
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Literary Translation: Quest for Artistic Integrity
They would certainly have discovered the strange abnormality if they had reviewed it carefully. But no. Clearly they did not care enough about it to take a second look. That is hackwork mentality. Hackwork used to be regarded as the domain of ...
Jin Di, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HACKWORK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hackwork is used in the context of the following news items.
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Thor's Comic Review Column - Civil War #1, Star Wars: Lando #1 …
Second, even though the first issue isn't earth-shatteringly unique, it's also not a piece of hackwork. Faerber does an effective job of showing ... «Bleeding Cool News, Jul 15»
2
“Self/Less”
Actually the smell coming from the big screen is more like warmed over hackwork. Since the producers know all too well that the young ... «wwlp.com, Jul 15»
3
'Ted 2′ Is Insultingly Bad, Says NY Times, Seth MacFarlane Laughs
"Insultingly lazy hackwork" and a "comedy dead zone" is how The New York Times describes Ted2. The stuffed bear with no editor, voiced by ... «2paragraphs.com, Jun 15»
4
Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River …
His art had slid into hackwork. Far from injecting him with fresh fire, his sojourn in Düsseldorf sucked out what was left of his artistic personality. «Financial Times, Jun 15»
5
Now Showing: “Love & Mercy” sending out very good vibrations
The elements are ripe for mishandling, so it's something of a miracle that Love & Mercy emerges not only as a corrective to the hackwork ... «Crosscut, Jun 15»
6
Emmy Watch: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
But don't confuse Aloha with hackwork. It's more like a mad scientist had 10 beakers bubbling, and instead of unlocking cold fusion, he blew up ... «Movie City News, Jun 15»
7
Slash's 10 Weirdest Guitar Sessions
... must be thousands of ill-conceived studio sessions, the following 10 head-scratchers are the weirdest, most obscene Slash hackwork that we ... «OC Weekly, Jun 15»
8
Carol, Phyllis Nagy
But don't confuse Aloha with hackwork. It's more like a mad scientist had 10 beakers bubbling, and instead of unlocking cold fusion, he blew up ... «Movie City News, May 15»
9
The new Poltergeist can't outrun its source material
That's not to say that this remake represents pure, derivative hackwork. Director Gil Kenan, who effectively communed with a gentler form of ... «A.V. Club DC, May 15»
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Slash's Top 10 Hackiest Studio Sessions
... thousands of ill-conceived studio sessions, the following ten head-scratchers are the strangest, most obscene Slash hackwork that we could ... «Houston Press, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hackwork [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hackwork>. Jun 2020 ».
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