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well–worn

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adjective \-ˈwȯrn\

Simple Definition of well–worn

  • : having been used or worn a lot and no longer in good condition

  • : not interesting or effective because of being used too often

Full Definition of well–worn

  1. 1 a :  made trite by overuse :  hackneyed <a well–worn quotation> b :  having been much used or worn <well–worn shoes>

  2. 2 archaic :  worn well or properly


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