outworn


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out·worn

 (out-wôrn′)
v.
Past participle of outwear.
adj.
No longer acceptable, usable, or practical: an outworn penal code; outworn clothes.

outworn

(ˈaʊtwɔːn; ˌaʊtˈwɔːn)
adj
no longer accepted, used, believed, etc; obsolete or outmoded

out•worn

(ˈaʊtˈwɔrn, -ˈwoʊrn)

adj.
1. out-of-date, outmoded, or obsolete.
2. worn-out, as clothes.
3. exhausted in strength or endurance, as persons.
v.
4. pp. of outwear.
[1555–65]
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outworn

[aʊtˈwɔːn]
A. PP of outwear
B. ADJ [expression] → trillado, manido; [idea, custom] → anticuado, caduco; [joke, slogan] → muy viejo, muy visto; [superstition] → viejo, antiguo

outworn

[ˈaʊtwɔːn] adj (idea, expression) → trito/a; (custom) → sorpassato/a
References in classic literature ?
I am perfectly willing to be rated low for my preference, and yet I think that if it had been Goldoni's luck to have had the great age of a mighty monarchy for his scene, instead of the decline of an outworn republic, his place in literature might have been different.
Indeed, I believe that none but greenhorns and excessively Russian people feel an attraction towards the French; for, to any man of sensibility, such a compendium of outworn forms--a compendium which is built up of drawing-room manners, expansiveness, and gaiety--becomes at once over-noticeable and unbearable.
till the hide-and-seek has become an irksome, outworn game.
With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man's past is not simply a dead history, an outworn preparation of the present: it is not a repented error shaken loose from the life: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavors and the tinglings of a merited shame.
His quiet jests on the scaffold suggest the never-failing sense of humor which was one sign of the completeness and perfect poise of his character; while the hair-shirt which he wore throughout his life and the severe penances to which he subjected himself reveal strikingly how the expression of the deepest convictions of the best natures may be determined by inherited and outworn modes of thought.
Big men with sledgehammers smashed outworn pianos in competition against the clock, creating tremendous jangling noises which echoed and re-echoed off the mountainsides on each side of the valley.
We are faced with an aging clerical population; our young clergy, however dedicated, are trained in outworn forms; our imported clergy, however eager to serve, have neither the language skills nor a solid grasp of our culture, particularly regarding women's aspirations.
By the full Moon on the 12th, you're ready to let go of old and outworn financial habits and things that no longer suit.
The underlying sweetness of director Michael Dowse's 2011 hockey comedy "Goon" was a mere warm-up act for the full-on charm offensive of "The F Word" Had it centered around a less naturally engaging duo than Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, this cheekily contrived romantic comedy might have outworn its welcome with its tale of two twenty-something friends taking forever to acknowledge their true feelings for one another.
A source at one of the possible buyers said that Transles was an interesting target, though a problematic one due to its outworn car fleet.
We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time.
Bashar al-Assad would not have dared to invade the Syrian cities and villages with tanks and rocket launchers, if he hadn't received an external cover that allows him to do so, and the time has come for all who stand with the Syrian people, especially the Arab countries that have outworn through its Arab League and its official institutions all means of pressure on the Syrian regime, to take practical steps that go beyond condemnation, and even beyond imposing economic sanctions.