timeworn

adjective time·worn \ ˈtīm-ˌwȯrn \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

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 in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of timeworn

1729

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TIMEWORN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of timeworn for English Language Learners

  • : in bad condition because of age

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



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