|part of speech:
||made trite or commonplace by overuse, as an expression or phrase.
Your book has an interesting plot, but the writing suffers from the use of too many hackneyed phrases.
- fresh, novel, original
- similar words:
- cliche, hack, stale, stock, threadbare, tired, trite, worn, worn-out
||banal, commonplace, conventional, pedestrian, prosaic, usual