well-worn
1. [ adjective ] showing signs of much wear or use
Related terms: worn
2. [ adjective ] repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Synonyms: threadbare hackneyed timeworn trite stock old-hat shopworn tired commonplace banal
Examples:

"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'"

Related terms: unoriginal
3. [ adjective ] showing signs of much wear or use
Related terms: worn
4. [ adjective ] repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
Synonyms: timeworn hackneyed trite stock threadbare tired shopworn commonplace banal
Examples:

"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'"

Related terms: unoriginal
Similar spelling:   well-rounded