from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Showing the effects of long use or wear.
  • adjective Used too often; trite.

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  • adjective showing the effects of wear due to long use
  • adjective trite or banal; overused or hackneyed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse


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