Search Result for "well-worn":
1. showing signs of much wear or use;
2. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse;
- Example: "bromidic sermons"
- Example: "his remarks were trite and commonplace"
- Example: "hackneyed phrases"
- Example: "a stock answer"
- Example: "repeating threadbare jokes"
- Example: "parroting some timeworn axiom"
- Example: "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"
[syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
53 Moby Thesaurus words for "well-worn": automatic, back-number, banal, bare, beaten, bewhiskered, bromidic, common, commonplace, constant, corny, cut-and-dried, deep-worn, dog-eared, fade, familiar, frequent, fusty, habitual, hackney, hackneyed, moth-eaten, musty, old hat, persistent, platitudinous, recurrent, recurring, regular, repetitive, routine, sere, set, shelfworn, shopworn, square, stale, stereotyped, stock, threadbare, timeworn, trite, truistic, unoriginal, warmed-over, well-known, well-trodden, worn, worn ragged, worn thin, worn to rags, worn to threads, worn-down