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shopworn

shopworn

shopworn - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shopworn

Definition
(adj) worn or faded from being on display in a store
Synonyms : shopsoiled
Example Sentence
  • shopworn merchandise at half price

Definition
(adj) repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Example Sentence
  • 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'

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