well-worn


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well-worn

(wĕl′wôrn′)
adj.
1. Showing signs of much wear or use.
2. Repeated too often; trite or hackneyed.
3. Carried or worn in a becoming manner: well-worn fame.
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well-worn

adj (well worn when postpositive)
1. so much used as to be affected by wear: a well-worn coat.
2. used too often; hackneyed: a well-worn phrase.
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well′-worn′



adj.
1. showing the effects of extensive use or wear: well-worn carpets.
2. trite; hackneyed; stale: a well-worn saying.
3. becomingly worn or borne: a well-worn modesty.
[1615–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.well-worn - showing signs of much wear or usewell-worn - showing signs of much wear or use  
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.well-worn - 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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well-worn

adjective
1. stale, tired, stereotyped, commonplace, banal, trite, hackneyed, overused, timeworn To use a well-worn cliché, she does not suffer fools gladly.
2. shabby, worn, faded, ragged, frayed, worn-out, scruffy, tattered, tatty, threadbare He was dressed casually in a sweater and well-worn jeans.
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well-worn

adjective
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Translations

well-worn

[ˌwelˈwɔːn] ADJ [garment] → raído; [path, cliché] → trillado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

well-worn

[ˌwɛlˈwɔːn] adj (path) → molto battuto/a; (carpet, clothes) → logoro/a, liso/a (fig) (phrase) → trito/a e ritrito/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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