rubbed, worn away


  • tribulation

    Severe problems, suffering, or difficulties experienced in a particular situation are all examples of tribulations.

  • attrition

    Attrition is the process of gradually decreasing the strength of something—such as an army or workforce—by continually weakening it or decreasing it in size.

  • trite

    A trite remark or idea is so overused that it is no longer interesting or novel.

  • contrite

    If you are contrite, you are very sorry or ashamed that you have done something bad.

  • detritus

    Detritus is the small pieces of waste that remain after something has been destroyed or used.

  • detrimental

    Something detrimental causes damage, harm, or loss to someone or something.

  • contrition

    sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

  • detriment

    a damage or loss

  • triteness

    unoriginality as a result of being dull and hackneyed

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