Banal and Hackneyed


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Banal adjective – Used or heard so often as to be dull.
Usage example: please find new ways of phrasing your thoughts instead of relying on banal expressions

Hackneyed is a synonym for banal in participle topic. In some cases you can use "Hackneyed" instead an adjective "Banal", when it comes to topics like commonplace, trite, excite, unoriginal. popular alternative
Nearby Words: bane, banality
Synonyms for Banal


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Hackneyed adjective – Used or heard so often as to be dull.
Usage example: it's hackneyed, but true—the more you save the more you earn

Banal is a synonym for hackneyed in commonplace topic. You can use "Banal" instead an adjective "Hackneyed", if it concerns topics such as trite, excite. popular alternative
Nearby Word: hackney
Synonyms for Hackneyed

Things that words describes

stereotypes banal stereotypes hackneyed stereotypes
cliches banal cliches hackneyed cliches
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