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synonyms for hackneyed

  • banal
  • corny
  • stale
  • threadbare
  • timeworn
  • trite
  • well-worn
  • antiquated
  • common
  • commonplace
  • conventional
  • everyday
  • familiar tune
  • hokey
  • moth-eaten
  • obsolete
  • old
  • old-chestnut
  • old-hat
  • old-saw
  • out-of-date
  • outdated
  • outmoded
  • overworked
  • pedestrian
  • played-out
  • quotidian
  • run-of-the-mill
  • stereotyped
  • stock
  • tripe
  • unoriginal
  • worn-out
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antonyms for hackneyed

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  • fresh
  • new
  • original
  • uncommon
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How to use hackneyed in a sentence

If it’s a little hammy or hackneyed, it’s because it’s a pretty reliable formula that works.
3D ESCAPE ROOMS, 1980’S-THEMED MURDER MYSTERIES: COMPANIES INVEST IN VIRTUAL RETREATSLUCINDA SOUTHERNOCTOBER 12, 2020DIGIDAY
To use a hackneyed figure, it was as though the earth had opened and swallowed her husband.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Much like general terms, which mean something or nothing, are expressions that have become trite and hackneyed.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
I shall probably be met with the hackneyed cry, The question is entirely one of price.
LANDHOLDING IN ENGLANDJOSEPH FISHER
You can't describe them unless you label them with the hackneyed interrogation point.
MY WONDERFUL VISITCHARLIE CHAPLIN
Each gentleman addressed her with some hackneyed compliment.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
Now she cared no more for the hackneyed musical word; friendship was her desire.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
This is one of those hackneyed compliments to the manners of antiquity, which are often paid without the least foundation.
DRYDEN'S WORKS (13 OF 18): TRANSLATIONS; PASTORALSJOHN DRYDEN
But such hackneyed reflections on the career of a glorified courtezan of yesterday are not apt.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
Why should he not learn to know many less hackneyed pieces, which do not so frequently appear on concert programs?
PIANO MASTERYHARRIETTE BROWER
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WORDS RELATED TO HACKNEYED

  • average
  • classic
  • clichéd
  • conventional
  • exemplary
  • hackneyed
  • model
  • most characteristic
  • paradigmatic
  • prime
  • quintessential
  • representative
  • standard
  • stereotypical
  • stock
  • textbook
  • trite
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