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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Boring and does not have much meaning because it has been used so often. Commonplace.

Usage examples (35)
  • Do not use that hackneyed expression in your speech tonight.
  • The lyrics that all the world loves and repeats, the poetry which is often called hackneyed, is on the whole the best poetry.
  • That I was inclined to look beyond the hackneyed was a clear signal sent out.
  • "I want to live my own life!" Cherry answered, after a silence during which her tortured spirit seemed to coin the hackneyed phrase. for more
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