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1. Tarnished, frayed, faded, or otherwise defective from being on display in a store.
2. Worn-out, as from overuse; trite: shopworn anecdotes.


the US word for shopsoiled


(ˈʃɒpˌwɔrn, -ˌwoʊrn)

1. worn or marred, as goods exposed and handled in a store.
2. trite; hackneyed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shopworn - worn or faded from being on display in a store; "shopworn merchandise at half price"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.shopworn - 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'"
unoriginal - not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual; "the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations"; "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham


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Even half a year of the sausage machines and the fertilizer mill had not been able to kill the thought of Christmas in them; there was a choking in Jurgis' throat as he recalled that the very night Ona had not come home Teta Elzbieta had taken him aside and shown him an old valentine that she had picked up in a paper store for three cents--dingy and shopworn, but with bright colors, and figures of angels and doves.
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The serious neglect of cleaning, maintenance and refurbishment by the county over the years has allowed the interior of the building to become extremely dingy, shabby and shopworn.
But each country views the other's shopworn slogan as a source of menace.
shopworn, prototype, experimental, demonstrator, or discontinued models are not
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron responded to the deaths of 30 British citizens in Tunisia by trotting out the same shopworn drivel that western leaders have been peddling for the past 14 years.
Drenched, he ducks into a shopworn cafe where he is abruptly struck by a recollection of times past, when many years earlier, a side table in this shabby cafe was a kind of de facto office for a remarkably monomaniacal character.
We fall back on shopworn statements like "we provide products that have to be sold; they're not bought.
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As he grins broadly with outstretched arms and "gimme, gimme" fingers one minute and calmly commits suicide the next, the figure becomes yet another stand-in for the artist as manic-depressive joke, a shopworn stereotype like the punk in the Tuileries, careening gracelessly toward extinction.