Meaning of “hackneyed” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “hackneyed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈhæk·nid/

used or said so often that it seems ordinary, meaningless, or not sincere:

a hackneyed plot

(Definition of “hackneyed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)