Hackneyed definition

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The sermon was full of hackneyed phrases and platitudes.

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Overfamiliar through overuse; trite.
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Made trite by overuse.
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Simple past tense and past participle of hackney.
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The definition of hackneyed is something cliché that has been overused or done too much.

An example of hackneyed writing is writing that is full of cliches and boring phrases that have been used by countless other authors.

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