timeworn
adjective Date: 1729 1. worn or impaired by time <
timeworn mansions
>
2. a. age-old, ancient <
timeworn procedures
>
b. hackneyed, stale <
a timeworn joke
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • timeworn — [tīm′wôrn΄] adj. 1. worn or deteriorated by long use or existence 2. hackneyed; trite …   English World dictionary

  • timeworn — /tuym wawrn , wohrn /, adj. 1. worn or impaired by time. 2. showing the effects of age or antiquity; antiquated: timeworn farming methods. 3. commonplace; trite; hackneyed: a timeworn excuse. [1720 30; TIME + WORN] * * * …   Universalium

  • timeworn — time•worn [[t]ˈtaɪmˌwɔrn, ˌwoʊrn[/t]] adj. 1) worn or impaired by time 2) showing the effects of age; antiquated: timeworn farming methods[/ex] 3) cvb trite; hackneyed: a timeworn excuse[/ex] • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • timeworn — adjective repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse (Freq. 1) bromidic sermons his remarks were trite and commonplace hackneyed phrases a stock answer repeating threadbare jokes parroting some timeworn axiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • timeworn — adjective /ˈtaɪm.wɔɹn/ a) showing the effects of wear due to long use b) trite or banal; overused or hackneyed …   Wiktionary

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  • timeworn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. out of date; worn, impaired. See oldness, deterioration. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Old] Syn. antiquated, antique, ancient; see old 2 , 3 . 2. [Trite] Syn. hackneyed, Clichéd, stale, overused; see… …   English dictionary for students

  • timeworn — time|worn [ taım,wɔrn ] adjective damaged or spoiled by being used a lot or by becoming old …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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