Synonyms of worn out in English:

worn out

See definition of worn out


1‘he wore old jeans and a worn-out shirt’


shabby, well worn, worn, worn to shreds, threadbare, tattered, in tatters, in ribbons, in rags, in holes, holey, falling to pieces, falling apart at the seams, ragged, frayed, patched, moth-eaten, faded, seedy, shoddy, sorry, scruffy, dilapidated, crumbling, broken-down, run down, tumbledown, decrepit, deteriorated, on its last legs, having seen better days, time-worn

informal tatty, ratty, the worse for wear, clapped out

British informal grotty

North American informal raggedy, raggedy-ass

NZ Australian informal warby

literary rent


new, smart

2‘they were slogging away and looked pretty well worn out’


exhausted, fatigued, tired, tired out, weary, wearied, strained, drained, worn, drawn, wan, sapped, spent, careworn, haggard, hollow-cheeked, hollow-eyed, gaunt, pinched, pale, peaky, pasty-faced, washed out, ashen, blanched

informal worn to a frazzle, all in, done in, dog-tired, dead on one's feet, dead beat, fit to drop, played out, fagged out, shattered, bushed

British informal knackered, whacked, jiggered

North American informal pooped, tuckered out

rare fordone


fresh, energetic

3‘they portrayed the opposition as the party of worn-out ideas’


obsolete, antiquated, old, well worn, stale, time-worn, hackneyed, banal, trite, overused, overworked, stereotyped, clichéd, unoriginal, derivative, unimaginative, commonplace, common, pedestrian, prosaic, run-of-the-mill, stock, conventional

informal played out, corny, hacky, old hat