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Definition of 'shopworn'


  1. worn or faded from being on display in a store; "shopworn merchandise at half price"
       Synonyms: shopsoiled
  2. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "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'"
       Synonyms: banal commonplace hackneyed old-hat stock threadbare timeworn tired trite well-worn

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