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.

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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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