outworn
adjective Date: 1565 no longer useful or acceptable ; outmoded <
an outworn social system
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  • outworn — index obsolete, outdated, outmoded Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • outworn — (outwear) v. exist longer than; endure longer than; wear out, make worn from use adj. worn out; outdated; overused ,out wear || ‚aÊŠt wÉœr / wɜə v. exist longer than; endure longer than; wear out, make worn from use …   English contemporary dictionary

  • outworn — /owt wawrn , wohrn /, adj. 1. out of date, outmoded, or obsolete: outworn ideas; outworn methods. 2. worn out, as clothes. 3. exhausted in strength or endurance, as persons. v. 4. pp. of outwear. [1555 65; OUT + WORN] * * * …   Universalium

  • outworn — [[t]a͟ʊtwɔ͟ː(r)n[/t]] ADJ If you describe a belief or custom as outworn, you mean that it is old fashioned and no longer has any meaning or usefulness. ...an ancient nation irretrievably sunk in an outworn culture …   English dictionary

  • outworn — out|worn [ˌautˈwo:n US ˈwo:rn] adj [only before noun] old fashioned, and no longer useful or important →↑worn out ▪ outworn traditions …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outworn — out|worn [ aut wɔrn ] adjective no longer useful or important: outworn industries …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outworn — adjective (only before noun) old fashioned, and no longer useful or important: A lot of schools have abolished these outworn traditions …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • outworn — UK [ˌaʊtˈwɔː(r)n] / US [aʊtˈwɔrn] adjective no longer useful or important outworn industries …   English dictionary

  • outworn — adjective a) no longer usable b) worn out …   Wiktionary

  • outworn — Synonyms and related words: abandoned, abjured, antiquated, antique, archaic, dated, dead, deserted, discontinued, disused, done with, extinct, gone out, gone by, not worth saving, obsolescent, obsolete, old, old fashioned, on the shelf, out, out …   Moby Thesaurus

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