timeworn

[ tahym-wawrn, -wohrn ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌwɔrn, -ˌwoʊrn /

adjective

worn or impaired by time.
showing the effects of age or antiquity; antiquated: timeworn farming methods.
commonplace; trite; hackneyed: a timeworn excuse.

Nearby words

  1. timeserver,
  2. timespan,
  3. timetable,
  4. timewise,
  5. timework,
  6. timid,
  7. timidly,
  8. timing,
  9. timing belt,
  10. timing chain

Origin of timeworn

First recorded in 1720–30; time + worn

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British Dictionary definitions for timeworn

timeworn

/ (ˈtaɪmˌwɔːn) /

adjective

showing the adverse effects of overlong use or of old age
hackneyed; trite
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