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hackneyed

hack·neyed

hackneyed

 
pronunciation:
haek nid
part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
antonyms:
fresh, novel, original
similar words:
cliche, hack, stale, stock, threadbare, tired, trite, worn, worn-out