AskDefine | Define timeworn

Dictionary Definition

timeworn adj : repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'" [syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, tired, trite, well-worn]

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  1. showing the effects of wear due to long use
  2. trite or banal; overused or hackneyed

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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