English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'timeworn'

(adjective) 
Definition
showing the adverse effects of overlong use or of old age
These time-worn techniques are often effective today.
Synonyms
decrepit
The film was shot in a decrepit police station.
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lined
His lined face was that of an old man.
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worn
an elderly man in well-cut but worn clothes
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ancient
ancient rites
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ragged
I am usually happiest in ragged jeans and a t-shirt.
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rundown
a rundown block of flats
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shabby
His clothes were old and shabby.
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the worse for wear
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dog-eared
(adjective) 
Definition
having been used so often as to be no longer interesting
In the dim light the equipment looked old and time-worn.
Synonyms
hackneyed
That's the old hackneyed phrase, but it's true.
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stock
National security is the stock excuse for keeping things confidential.
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tired
I didn't want to hear one of his tired excuses.
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ancient
He produced articles and stories on his ancient typewriter.
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dated
They wore dated clothes.
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stale
repeating stale jokes to kill the time
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out of date
processes using out-of-date technology and very old equipment
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well-worn
To use a well-worn cliché, she does not suffer fools gladly.
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threadbare
the government's threadbare domestic policies
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trite
The movie is teeming with trite and obvious ideas.
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passé
That sort of music is passé now.
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clichéd
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old hat
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outworn
stubbornly clinging to outworn traditions

Additional synonyms

in the sense of ancient
Definition
very old
ancient rites
Synonyms
in the sense of ancient
He produced articles and stories on his ancient typewriter.
Synonyms
old hat,
out of style,
square (informal),
cobwebby,
démodé,
out of the ark (informal),
oldfangled,
(old-)fogeyish
in the sense of dated
Definition
unfashionable
They wore dated clothes.
Synonyms
out,
old hat,
unhip (slang),
untrendy (British, informal),
démodé,
out of the ark (informal)

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Thesaurus for timeworn from the Collins English Thesaurus
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