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commonness

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acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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timeworn
Definition:
Worn or decayed by time.

Synonyms:

adjective
age-old
well-established, ageold.
aged
age-old, antediluvian, antique, creaky, elderly, gray, moth-eaten, oldie, rusty, senescent, senior citizen, timeworn, venerable, worn, getting on, been around, worse for wear, over the hill, passé, shot*, creakier.
ancient
archaic, bygone, early, fossil, obsolete, older, out-of-date, outmoded, primal, primeval, primordial, relic, remote, superannuated, old goat, old-fashioned, back number, few miles on, lot of mileage.
antediluvian
primitive.
habitual
accustomed, common, conditioned, conventional, custom, habitual, regular, routine, well-worn, Acclimated, Familiar.
hackneyed
banal, common, commonplace, conventional, everyday, old-hat, outdated, quotidian, run-of-the-mill, stale, stereotyped, stock, stocker, threadbare, tripe, unoriginal, well-worn, worn-out, Overworked, hokey, familiar tune, old-chestnut, old-saw, played-out, corny*, pedestrian*, old chestnut, old saw, out-dated, run of the mill.
hoary
very old.
musty
dull, hackneyed, shopworn, stereotypical, tired, warmed-over, old hat.
obsolete
anachronistic, dead, dinosaur, discarded, disused, done for, dusty, extinct, gone, has-been, kaput, moldy, unfashionable, Superseded, outworn, had it, dead and gone, horse and buggy, old-school, out-of-fashion, out*.
old
aged, ancient, antiquated, antique, old, olden.
olden
castoff, oldfangled, time-worn, of old, old as the hills, of yore, cast-off.
stale
bent, drab, effete, flat, fusty, insipid, mawkish, past, platitudinous, repetitious, yesterday's, zestless, like a dinosaur, clichéd, cliché, cliché-ridden.
threadbare
dog-eared, used-up, down-at-the-heel, down at the heel.
timeworn
aged, ancient, antiquated, battered, dated, hoary, old, trite, weathered.
unoriginal
imitative, predictable.
noun
timeworn
banal, commonplace, hackneyed, shopworn, stock, threadbare, tired, trite, unoriginal, well-worn.
trite
dull, stale, overused.
Examples of usage:
  1. Though the translator's field was widening and was becoming more broadly European, the works chosen for translation belonged largely to the types popular in the Middle Ages and the comment attached to them was a repetition of timeworn phrases. – Early Theories of Translation by Flora Ross Amos
  2. Branch after branch is dropping from the timeworn, weatherbeaten trunk. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  3. From an artistic point of view Darsie strongly opposed the hanging of the timeworn mottoes, " A Hearty Welcome to All," " A Happy New Year," and the like, but the Squire's daughters insisted that they liked to see them, and the farmers' daughters confirming this theory, up they went, above the evergreen frieze, the white cotton letters standing out conspicuously from their turkey- red background. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  4. Feverishly they passed the timeworn phrase back and forth; it would have been ludicrous if it hadn't been so deadly serious. – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  5. He knew the timeworn explanation that the Ku- Klux movement, in the main, was merely an ebullition of boyish spirits, begun to amuse young white men by playing upon the fears and superstitions of ignorant negroes. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt

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