Definition of hackneyed:
threadbare, musty, excite, overworked, bromidic, usual, unoriginal, platitudinal, overused, stereotyped, worn-out, trite, old, stereotypical, banal, stale, timeworn, study at trite, stereotypic, tired, stock, commonplace, warmed-over, common, platitudinous, dull, well-worn, shopworn, corny.
- "Superwomen", Albert Payson Terhune.
- "The Disowned, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- "A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature", George Saintsbury.