#WOTD: “Hackneyed”

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.”

Source: theyuniversity.com

Compiled by @animenur for @ EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 22 Februari 2015

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