Definition of Threadbare in English :

Define Threadbare in English

Threadbare meaning in English

Meaning of Threadbare in English

Pronunciation of Threadbare in English

Threadbare pronunciation in English

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Threadbare

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Adjective

1. banal, commonplace, hackneyed, old-hat, shopworn, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, well-worn

repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

Example Sentences:
'bromidic sermons'
'his remarks were trite and commonplace'
'hackneyed phrases'
'a stock answer'
'repeating threadbare jokes'
'parroting some timeworn axiom'
'the trite metaphor hard as nails''

2. threadbare

having the nap worn away so that the threads show through

Example Sentences:
'threadbare rugs'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Threadbare

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adjective
1. 
(of cloth, clothing, etc) having the nap worn off so that the threads are exposed
2. 
meagre or poor
a threadbare existence
3. 
hackneyed
a threadbare argument
4. 
wearing threadbare clothes; shabby

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Threadbare

see synonyms of threadbare
adjective
1. 
worn down so that the threads show; having the nap or surface fibers worn off
threadbare rugs
2. 
wearing old, worn clothes; shabby
3. 
that has lost freshness or novelty; stale
a threadbare argument

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Threadbare

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adj.
1. Having the nap worn down so that the filling or warp threads show through; frayed or shabby: threadbare rugs.
2. Wearing old, shabby clothing.
3. Overused to the point of being worn out; hackneyed: threadbare excuses.

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