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