Today I would like to share one of my favourite English words: HACKNEYED.
It means something that has been said/done so many times that it now becomes boring/uninteresting/tiring
Here are the ways to use it:
1. Sarah is tired of reading books full of hackneyed storylines and plots; she expects something different.
2. I have grown accustomed to my uncle’s hackneyed jokes. I can tell what it is about even from the first word!
3. Featuring a beautiful girl on screen is a hackneyed formula many filmmakers are still found guilty of doing.
Still found guilty of doing = Masih sering dilakukan.
Grown accustomed = Menjadi terbiasa.
Hackneyed is being pronounced as “hack-need”.
So next time your friends say “That’s so mainstream”, you can reply “‘Mainstream’ is a very hackneyed word, you know.”