timeworn

[tahym-wawrn, -wohrn]
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adjective
  1. worn or impaired by time.
  2. showing the effects of age or antiquity; antiquated: timeworn farming methods.
  3. commonplace; trite; hackneyed: a timeworn excuse.

Origin of timeworn

First recorded in 1720–30; time + worn
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timeworn

adjective
  1. showing the adverse effects of overlong use or of old age
  2. hackneyed; trite
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Word Origin and History for time-worn
adj.

1729, from time (n.) + worn (adj.).

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