An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. trillado
I couldn't get through the pilot of that show. The acting was terrible, and the dialogue was so hackneyed.No pude terminar el episodio piloto de ese programa. La actuación era espantosa y el diálogo muy trillado.
b. manido
The guidance counselor's walls were plastered with posters featuring hackneyed expressions of positivity.Las paredes del orientador escolar estaban llenas de pósteres con manidas expresiones de positividad.
c. gastado
The comedian's hackneyed jokes were painful to listen to. His ten-minute routine seemed like an hour.Daba pena escuchar los chistes gastados que contaba el humorista. Su número de diez minutos pareció durar una hora.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (language, argument)
a. manido(a), trillado(a)
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hackneyed [ˈhæknɪd]
[+saying, expression] trillado; gastado
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