timeworn


time·worn

adjective \-ˌwrn\

: in bad condition because of age

: no longer interesting or effective because of being old or used too often

Full Definition of TIMEWORN

1
:  worn or impaired by time <timeworn mansions>
2
a :  age-old, ancient <timeworn procedures>
b :  hackneyed, stale <a timeworn joke>

Examples of TIMEWORN

  1. a timeworn sweater with holes in the sleeves
  2. The houses on the street are all timeworn and badly in need of repair.
  3. He gave us the same timeworn speech about the need to work hard.

First Known Use of TIMEWORN

1729

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