un hackneyed


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

1740–50; hackney + -ed2

nonhackneyed, adjective
unhackneyed, adjective

overdone, overused. See commonplace.
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hackneyed (ˈhæknɪd)
(of phrases, fashions, etc) used so often as to be trite, dull, and stereotyped

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Word Origin & History

1769, "kept for hire," pp. adj. from hackney (see hack (2)). The figurative sense of "so overused as to have become uninteresting" is older, from 1749.
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