outworn

adjective
out·​worn | \ ˌau̇t-ˈwȯrn How to pronounce outworn (audio) \

Definition of outworn

: no longer useful or acceptable : outmoded an outworn social system

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Examples of outworn in a Sentence

an outworn set of beliefs outworn clothes with holes in them

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Sartorial inheritance is perhaps innocuous, even if personally significant, whereas conflating outworn ideas of identity with homage is profoundly dangerous. Aram Mrjoian, Longreads, "Bearing the Weight of My Grandfathers’ Old Clothes," 15 June 2019 Removing a president requires the president’s welcome to be really, really, really outworn. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "Is Trump Flirting with a Palace Coup?," 18 May 2017 Removing a president requires the president’s welcome to be really, really, really outworn. T.a. Frank, The Hive, "Is Trump Flirting with a Palace Coup?," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of outworn

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outworn was circa 1522

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outworn

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of outworn

: no longer useful or acceptable : not modern or current

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