Definition of outworn in English:




  • 1Out of date.

    ‘outworn prejudices’
    • ‘Such language is meant, of course, to be redolent of hell and damnation, a caricature of old-time religion and its outworn morality.’
    out of date, outdated, old-fashioned, out of fashion, outmoded, dated, behind the times, ancient, archaic, antiquated, obsolescent, dead, obsolete, disused, defunct, tired, exhausted, stale, hackneyed, superannuated
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    1. 1.1No longer usable or serviceable because of excessive wear.
      ‘outworn lead flashings’
      • ‘Not only do they have a large range of new boots but they also offer a trade-in service - outgrown boots, not outworn.’
      • ‘Even the narrow passageways were clogged with piles of papers stuffed in among outworn printing presses.’