hackneyed

英 ['hæknɪd] 美 ['hæknɪd]
  • adj. 陈腐的;平庸的
  • v. 出租(马匹、马车等);役使(hackney的过去式)
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hackneyed 陈腐的

来自hackney,老马养殖场,引申词义老马,陈腐的。

hackneyed (adj.)
"trite, so overused as to have become uninteresting," 1749, figurative use of past participle adjective from hackney (v.) "use a horse for riding" (1570s), hence "make common by indiscriminate use" (1590s), from hackney (n.), and compare hack (n.2) in its specialized sense of "one who writes anything for hire." From 1769 as "kept for hire."
1. This article is rather hackneyed.
这篇文章写得太呆板.

来自《现代汉英综合大词典》

2. Power corrupts and absolute power absolutely corrupts. That's the old hackneyed phrase, but it's true.
权力导致腐败,绝对权力导致绝对腐败。这虽是老生常谈,但却是真理。

来自柯林斯例句

3. The hackneyed phrase came unintended to his lips.
他顺口说了这句老掉牙的套话。

来自辞典例句

4. Properly used, and not hackneyed, the words are good and appropriate.
如果用得得当, 而不是滥用的话, 这几个字倒是恰当的好字眼.

来自辞典例句

5. If the theme were hackneyed, I should be obliged to deal gently with the reader.
假如这是个老生常谈的题目, 我只消向读者轻描淡写一番就行了.

来自辞典例句

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