Translation of "hackneyed" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈhæk.nid/ us /ˈhæk.nid/ disapproving

A hackneyed phrase or idea has been said or used so often that it has become boring and has no meaning.

The plot of the film is just a hackneyed boy-meets-girl scenario.

(Translation of “hackneyed” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)