AskDefine | Define shopworn

Dictionary Definition

shopworn adj
1 worn or faded from being on display in a store; "shopworn merchandise at half price" [syn: 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'" [syn: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, stock(a), threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn]

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  1. used, as a sample item in a retail store
    The handbag looks nice, but shopworn.
  2. not fresh; tired
  3. faded
  4. of a phrase that is repeated too often, as in political speeches

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bare, cliche, cliched, deep-worn, dog-eared, hackneyed, overused, overworked, sere, shelfworn, stale, threadbare, timeworn, tired, well-worn, worn, worn ragged, worn to rags, worn to threads, worn-down, worn-out
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