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Hackneyed vs. Platitude

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  • Hackneyed (adjective)

    Repeated too often.

    "banal|commonplace|clichéd|shopworn|stock|threadbare|timeworn|tired|trite|unoriginal|well-worn|Thesaurus:hackneyed"

    "The sermon was full of hackneyed phrases and platitudes."

  • Hackneyed (adjective)

    Let out for hire.

  • Hackneyed (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of hackney

  • Platitude (noun)

    An often-quoted saying that is supposed to be meaningful but has become unoriginal or hackneyed through overuse; a cliché.

  • Platitude (noun)

    Unoriginality; triteness.

  • Platitude (noun)

    A claim that is trivially true, to the point of being uninteresting.

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  • Hackneyed (adjective)

    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'"

  • Platitude (noun)

    a trite or obvious remark

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