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shopworn

shop·worn

shopworn

 
pronunciation:
shap worn
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of merchandise, worn or dirtied by exposure and handling.
The sofa was shopworn and being sold at a discount.
definition 2: uninteresting or stale from having been used or said frequently, as ideas, stories, or the like.
His writing is dull because it's filled with shopworn phrases.
similar words:
hack, stale, trite