timeworn


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time·worn

 (tīm′wôrn′)
adj.
1. Showing the effects of long use or wear: timeworn lanes.
2. Used too often; trite: timeworn expressions.

timeworn

(ˈtaɪmˌwɔːn)
adj
1. showing the adverse effects of overlong use or of old age
2. hackneyed; trite

time•worn

(ˈtaɪmˌwɔrn, -ˌwoʊrn)

adj.
1. worn or impaired by time.
2. showing the effects of age; antiquated: timeworn farming methods.
3. trite; hackneyed: a timeworn excuse.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.timeworn - 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

timeworn

adjective
Translations

timeworn

[ˈtaɪmˌwɔːn] adj (hackneyed, phrase, idea, excuse) → trito/a e ritrito/a
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Only I thought you had struck out a new idea, and invented a scheme that was going to revolutionize the timeworn and ineffectual methods of the--" He stopped, and turned to Blake, who was happy now that another had taken his place on the gridiron.
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