Synonyms for hackneyed:
stereotypic, platitudinal, bromidic, overused, stereotypical, warmed-over.
Other synonyms and related words:
dull, platitudinous, platitudinal, Familiar, unglamourous, unglamorous, stereotypic, bromidic, standard, shopsoiled, stereotyped, stale, hack, moth-eaten, common, overused, old, known, humdrum, cobwebby, worn-out, corny, musty, Overworked, cliche, warmed-over, stereotypical, prosaic, hackney.
clichéd, tired (adjective)
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
worn out (noun)
Usage examples for hackneyed:
- " And yet," said Saville, " how few men of letters perceive a truth so evident to us, so hackneyed even in the conversations of society! - "Godolphin, Volume 2.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- " 'Faith in anything is the first requisite for success, '" he repeated to himself, striving to recall whether or not it was, as she had intimated, a hackneyed proverb for the young; yet there was something bracing in it, coming from her calm, young, womanly lips. - "The Plunderer", Roy Norton.
- It is evident that such a prisoner would not resort to old, hackneyed, commonplace expedients. - "Monsieur Lecoq", Emile Gaboriau.