time-worn

time-worn
adjective impaired or made less interesting as a result of age or long use.

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  • time-worn — time .worn adj 1.) time worn objects are old and have been used a lot ▪ time worn steps 2.) time worn ideas and beliefs are no longer sensible or useful ▪ time worn prejudices …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • time-worn — (adj.) 1729, from TIME (Cf. time) (n.) + WORN (Cf. worn) (adj.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • time|worn — «TYM WRN, WOHRN», adjective. 1. worn by long existence or use: »timeworn steps. 2. worn out by use; trite: »a timeworn excuse. 3. very old; ancient; antiquated: »a timeworn superstition …   Useful english dictionary

  • time worn — index antique Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • time-worn — also timeworn ADJ GRADED Something that is time worn is old or has been used a lot over a long period of time. Even in the dim light the equipment looked old and time worn... These time worn techniques are often very effective approaches to the… …   English dictionary

  • time-worn — UK / US adjective damaged or spoiled by being used a lot or by becoming old time worn stone …   English dictionary

  • time-worn — Synonyms and related words: ageing, ancient, antiquated, antique, archaic, broken down, dated, decrepit, dilapidated, dog eared, hackneyed, moth eaten, obsolescent, obsolete, old, old hat, old fashioned, overused, passe, ragged, ramshackle, run… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • time-worn — adj worn, old, aged, dog eared, out of date, passé, outworn, worn out, ruined, well worn, tired, trite, stock, stale, threadbare, bromidic, cliché(e)d, hackneyed, weathered, dated, decrepit, ancient, broken down, run down, shabby, ragged, hoary,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • time-worn — a. Impaired by time, superannuated, old, antiquated, dilapidated …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • time-worn — adjective no longer novel …   Wiktionary

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