Synonyms of hoary in English:
2 he began to think of himself as a hoary ancient
elderly, aged, old, getting on, ancient, venerable, long in the tooth, of an advanced age, advanced in years;
3 the hoary old adage often used by Fleet Street editors
trite, hackneyed, clichéd, banal, platitudinous, vapid, ordinary, commonplace, common, stock, conventional, stereotyped, predictable, overused, overdone, overworked, stale, worn out, time-worn, tired, threadbare, hack, unimaginative, unoriginal, derivative, uninspired, prosaic, routine, pedestrian, run-of-the-mill
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