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GRE Word of the Day: 1.31.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 09:15 AM

Hackneyed - {adjective}

1. made commonplace or trite; stale; banal: the hackneyed images of his poetry.


overdone, overused, commonplace.


fresh, new, unused, original

Example Sentences:

1. It doesn't get more hackneyed than comparing your lover to a "red, red rose."

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