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synonyms for shopworn

  • frayed
  • stale
  • tarnished
  • trite
  • faded
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How to use shopworn in a sentence

Space—as people say over and over—is hard, but the shopworn nature of the phrase makes it no less true.
SPACEX'S CREWED LAUNCH CONTINUES WHAT NASA'S GEMINI ASTRONAUTS STARTEDJEFFREY KLUGERNOVEMBER 16, 2020TIME
Amid a mob of shopworn public men, here was one who had at least the charm of novelty.
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WALTER H. PAGE, VOLUME IBURTON J. HENDRICK
Was any thing shopworn, moth eaten, or out of fashion, the spectacles told it as plainly as if they had spoken aloud.
DAISY; OR, THE FAIRY SPECTACLESCAROLINE SNOWDEN GUILD
She had her eyes on two, one somewhat shopworn, and the other a bankrupt; and in training, she had one just coming of age.
THE MAN WHO COULD NOT LOSERICHARD HARDING DAVIS
I had a feeling that the end and slice would lie around and get shopworn if I did not take them.
THE CAR THAT WENT ABROADALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Did you know he could make the ace of spades look shopworn and weary at thirty paces with one of those toys?
THEN I'LL COME BACK TO YOULARRY EVANS
He was long limbed and awkward and useless, and homely as a shopworn fifty-cent yellow plush manicure set.
THAT PUPELLIS PARKER BUTLER
He looks around helplessly as if searching for new words to clothe an old, shopworn phrase.
THIS SIDE OF PARADISEF. SCOTT FITZGERALD
One can sometimes find a bed or chest of drawers or other piece of furniture which is a bit shopworn and can be had for a bargain.
FURNISHING THE HOME OF GOOD TASTELUCY ABBOT THROOP
Dujarrier, all-powerful editor of "La Presse," laid his somewhat shopworn heart at her feet.
SUPERWOMENALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO SHOPWORN

  • banal
  • clichéd
  • commonplace
  • dull
  • hackneyed
  • overused
  • platitudinal
  • platitudinous
  • prosaic
  • shopworn
  • stale
  • stereotyped
  • stereotypic
  • stereotypical
  • stock
  • threadbare
  • timeworn
  • tired
  • unimaginative
  • unoriginal
  • warmed-over
  • well-worn
  • worn-out
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.