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Definitions and Synonyms of well-worn | Another word for well-worn | What is well-worn?

Definition 1: repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where well-worn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bromidic sermons
  • his remarks were trite and commonplace
  • hackneyed phrases
  • a stock answer
  • repeating threadbare jokes
  • parroting some timeworn axiom
  • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

Synonyms for well-worn in the sense of this definition

(well-worn is similar to ...) not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual

"the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations" "his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"

Definition 2: showing signs of much wear or use - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(well-worn is similar to ...) affected by wear; damaged by long use

"worn threads on the screw" "a worn suit" "the worn pockets on the jacket"

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