English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'well-worn'

(adjective) 
Definition
(of a word or phrase) having lost its meaning or force through being overused
To use a well-worn cliché, she does not suffer fools gladly.
Synonyms
stale
repeating stale jokes to kill the time
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tired
I didn't want to hear one of his tired excuses.
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stereotyped
Listeners seem to have stereotyped ideas.
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commonplace
The practice was virtually unheard of twenty years ago, but has now become commonplace.
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banal
The text is banal.
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trite
The movie is teeming with trite and obvious ideas.
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hackneyed
That's the old hackneyed phrase, but it's true.
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overused
`Just do it' has become one of the most overused catchphrases in history.
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timeworn
In the dim light the equipment looked old and time-worn.
(adjective) 
Definition
having been used so much as to show signs of wear
He was dressed casually in a sweater and well-worn jeans.
Synonyms
shabby
His clothes were old and shabby.
,
worn
an elderly man in well-cut but worn clothes
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ragged
I am usually happiest in ragged jeans and a t-shirt.
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frayed
a shapeless and frayed jumper
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worn-out
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scruffy
a young man, pale, scruffy and untidy
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tattered
He fled wearing a sarong and a tattered shirt.
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tatty (British)
A lot of the houses in the street were very tatty.
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threadbare
She sat cross-legged on a square of threadbare carpet.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of banal
Definition
lacking originality
The text is banal.
Synonyms
unoriginal,
stereotypical,
vanilla (slang),
clichéd,
old hat,
mind-numbing,
ho-hum (informal),
cliché-ridden,
unvaried
in the sense of commonplace
Definition
dull or unoriginal
The practice was virtually unheard of twenty years ago, but has now become commonplace.
in the sense of frayed
a shapeless and frayed jumper
Synonyms
worn thin,
out at elbows

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