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Meaning of THREADBARE

Pronunciation:  'thred`behr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "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. [adj]  having the nap worn away so that the threads show through; "threadbare rugs"
 

THREADBARE is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: banal, commonplace, hackneyed, shopworn, stock(a), timeworn, tired, trite, unoriginal, well-worn, worn
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Thread"bare`\, a.
1. Worn to the naked thread; having the nap worn off;
   threadbare clothes. ``A threadbare cope.'' --Chaucer.

2. Fig.: Worn out; as, a threadbare subject; stale topics and
   threadbare quotations. --Swift.

 

 

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