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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
antediluvian, antiquated, archaic, automatic, back-number, banal, bathetic, beaten, bewhiskered, bromidic, cliched, common, commonly known, commonplace, constant, conventional, corny, current, cut-and-dried, everyday, fade, familiar, frequent, fusty, habitual, hack, hackney, household, moth-eaten, musty, notorious, obsolete, old hat, out-of-date, outmoded, overworked, persistent, platitudinous, proverbial, public, quotidian, recurrent, recurring, regular, repetitive, routine, set, square, stale, stereotyped, stock, talked-about, talked-of, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, truistic, universally admitted, universally recognized, unoriginal, warmed-over, well-kenned, well-known, well-recognized, well-trodden, well-understood, well-worn, widely known, worn, worn thin, worn-out
Dictionary Results for hackneyed:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse;
           "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and
           commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer";
           "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn
           axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'" [syn:
           banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat,
           shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn,
           tired, trite, well-worn]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Hackney \Hack"ney\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hackneyed (-n[i^]d);
   p. pr. & vb. n. Hackneying.]
   1. To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or
      carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or
      commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation.
      [1913 Webster]

            Had I so lavish of my presence been,
            So common-hackneyed in the eyes of men. --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. To carry in a hackney coach. --Cowper.
      [1913 Webster]

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