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[tahym-wawrn, -wohrn] /ˈtaɪmˌwɔrn, -ˌwoʊrn/
worn or impaired by time.
showing the effects of age or antiquity; antiquated:
timeworn farming methods.
commonplace; trite; hackneyed:
a timeworn excuse.
Origin of timeworn
1720-30; time + worn Unabridged
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Examples from the web for timeworn
  • Lending money to family and friends is a timeworn tradition--one that probably has worn out more relationships than it has helped.
  • Homework horror stories are as timeworn as school bullies and cafeteria mystery meat.
  • We were dressed alike-holey dungarees, battered leather jacket, timeworn flannel shirt.
  • My paintings are portraits of timeworn structures and objects in the urban landscape.
  • Wilderness trails, timeworn byways, and quiet county roads lend variety to these circuits.
  • On the other hand, the trap of projecting from the past and underestimating an opponent is timeworn folly.
  • Its timeworn counter is often unattended, and half-empty shelves display dusty canned foods.
  • timeworn, yes, but the master knew what he was doing and demanded longer pictures in which to do it.
  • There is nothing particularly remote or serene about these baths, housed in a timeworn tenement.
British Dictionary definitions for timeworn


showing the adverse effects of overlong use or of old age
hackneyed; trite
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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