outworn

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Verb[edit]

outworn

  1. past participle of outwear
    My sister gave away her shoes from when she was little, having outworn them.

Adjective[edit]

outworn (comparative more outworn, superlative most outworn)

  1. no longer usable
  2. worn out
    • a. 1618, Raleigh, Sir Walter, The 21st and Last Book of the Ocean, to Cynthia:
      Unlasting passion, soon outworn conceit,
      Whereon I built, and on so dureless trust!
    • 1933 January, Howard, Robert E[rvin], “The Scarlet Citadel”, in Weird Tales, volume 21, number 1, epigraph ("The Road of Kings"):
      Gleaming shell of an outworn lie; fable of Right divine—
      You gained your crowns by heritage, but Blood was the price of mine.
    • 1960 August, L. Hyland, “The Irish Scene”, in Trains Illustrated, page 467:
      Side by side with the dieselisation of C.I.E., the replacement of outworn carriages by modern steel stock was initiated.
  3. out of date

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  • outworn at OneLook Dictionary Search

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